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The Prince, written in 1513 and published in 1532, is one of the most famous pieces of writing of all time. This edition has an afterword by Oliver Francis.
Drawing on examples from the ancient Greeks and Romans and from Machiavelli’s contemporaries, it offers - some believed with satirical intent - advice on how a ruler should preserve his power, conduct and warfare, and maintain his reputation. Machiavelli not only influenced many of the great statesmen of his age, but was also one of the founding fathers of modern political thought. The Prince provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter what era or by whom it is exercised.