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The Prince

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo 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".

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. (from wikipedia.org)

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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527; W. K. Marriott. Subject: Political science; Political ethics. Publisher: London : J. M. Dent ; New York : E. P. Dutton. Book Contributor: Kelly - University of Toronto.
The Prince
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527; Luigi Ricci. Subject: Political science; Political ethics. Publisher: London : Oxford Univ. Press. Book Contributor: PIMS - University of Toronto.

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The Prince: Niccolo Machiavelli
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