The Prince


About The Prince

By Niccolo Machiavelli
Published 1532
Italy
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The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli… 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. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli’s works and the one most responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” into usage as a pejorative.

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