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ISBN-10: 0743487680

ISBN-13: 9780743487689

Edition: 2004

Authors: Niccolo Machiavelli, Benjamin Beard, Cynthia Brantley Johnson

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.088
Language: English

Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He was a political philosopher, statesman, and court advisor. Starting out as a clerk, he quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. His political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. He is best known for The Prince, his guide to power attainment and cutthroat leadership. He also wrote poetry and plays, including a comedy named Mandragola. He died on June 21, 1527 at the age of 58.

Chronology of Niccolo Machiavelli's Life and Work
Historical Context of The Prince
Of the Various Kinds of Princedom, and of the Ways in Which They Are Acquired
Of Hereditary Princedoms
Of Mixed Princedoms
Why the Kingdom of Darius, Conquered by Alexander, Did Not, on Alexander's Death, Rebel against His Successors
How Cities or Provinces Which before Their Acquisition Have Lived under Their Own Laws Are to Be Governed
Of New Princedoms Which a Prince Acquires with His Own Arms and by Merit
Of New Princedoms Acquired by the Aid of Others and by Good Fortune
Of Those Who by Their Crimes Come to Be Princes
Of the Civil Princedom
How the Strength of All Princedoms Should Be Measured
Of Ecclesiastical Princedoms
How Many Different Kinds of Soldiers There Are, and of Mercenaries
Of Auxiliary, Mixed, and National Arms
Of the Duty of a Prince in Respect of Military Affairs
Of the Qualities in Respect of Which Men, and Most of All Princes, Are Praised or Blamed
Of Liberality and Miserliness
Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved or Feared
How Princes Should Keep Faith
That a Prince Should Seek to Escape Contempt and Hatred
Whether Fortresses, and Certain Other Expedients to Which Princes Often Have Recourse, Are Profitable or Hurtful
How a Prince Should Bear Himself So As to Acquire Reputation
Of the Secretaries of Princes
That Flatterers Should Be Shunned
Why the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States
What Fortune Can Effect in Human Affairs, and How She May Be Withstood
An Exhortation to Liberate Italy from the Barbarians
Interpretive Notes
Critical Excerpts
Questions for Discussion
Suggestions for the Interested Reader