Out on 05 September 2019

The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli

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05 September 2019
9781529008401
208 pages
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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.

Few books have attracted such an influential readership as The Prince

Michael Arditti - The Telegraph

Machiavelli was showing how to achieve power and hold on to it

Lesley McDowell

At a time when pious drivel, feckless rhetoric and fatal arrogance too often rule the affairs of us all, a realist dollop of Machiavellianism might well be added to the cauldron of post-modern statecraft

Ronald K. L. Collins - Washington Independent Review of Books