The Prince (Hardcover)

The Prince By Niccolò Machiavelli, W. K. Mariott (Translator) Cover Image
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The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but "long before then, in fact since the first appearance of The Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings".
Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781940849652
ISBN-10: 1940849659
Publisher: Ancient Wisdom Publications
Publication Date: September 15th, 2017
Pages: 132
Language: English