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The classic handbook of statecraft written by an Italian nobleman recommends guile and craftiness to attain and maintain political power.

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Principe.
Author / Creator: Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
Other Authors / Creators:Bull, George, 1929-2001.
Format: Book
Language notes:Translated from the Italian.
Edition:Reissued with revisions.
Imprint: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series:Penguin classics.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Online Access:Contributor biographical information
Publisher description
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • A Note on the Translation
  • Chronology
  • Map
  • The Prince
  • Dedicatory Letter
  • I. How Many Are the Kinds of Principalities and in What Modes They Are Acquired
  • II. Of Hereditary Principalities
  • III. Of Mixed Principalities
  • IV. Why the Kingdom of Darius Which Alexander Seized Did Not Rebel from His Successors after Alexander's Death
  • V. How Cities or Principalities Which Lived by Their Own Laws before They Were Occupied Should Be Administered
  • VI. Of New Principalities That Are Acquired through One's Own Arms and Virtue
  • VII. Of New Principalities That Are Acquired by Others' Arms and Fortune
  • VIII. Of Those Who Have Attained a Principality through Crimes
  • IX. Of the Civil Principality
  • X. In What Mode the Forces of All Principalities Should Be Measured
  • XI. Of Ecclesiastical Principalities
  • XII. How Many Kinds of Military There Are and Concerning Mercenary Soldiers
  • XIII. Of Auxiliary, Mixed, and One's Own Soldiers
  • XIV. What a Prince Should Do Regarding the Military
  • XV. Of Those Things for Which Men and Especially Princes Are Praised or Blamed
  • XVI. Of Liberality and Parsimony
  • XVII. Of Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared, or the Contrary
  • XVIII. In What Mode Faith Should Be Kept by Princes
  • XIX. Of Avoiding Contempt and Hatred
  • XX. Whether Fortresses and Many Other Things Which Are Made and Done by Princes Every Day Are Useful or Useless
  • XXI. What a Prince Should Do to Be Held in Esteem
  • XXII. Of Those Whom Princes Have as Secretaries
  • XXIII. In What Mode Flatterers Are to Be Avoided
  • XXIV. Why the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States
  • XXV. How Much Fortune Can Do in Human Affairs, and in What Mode It May Be Opposed
  • XXVI. Exhortation to Seize Italy and to Free Her from the Barbarians
  • App: Machiavelli's Letter of December 10, 1513
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Proper Names