Niccolo Machiavelli's brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, "The Prince" is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in "Penguin Classics". As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolo Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. "The Prince", his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on ...Read MoreNiccolo Machiavelli's brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, "The Prince" is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in "Penguin Classics". As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolo Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. "The Prince", his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks' acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli's no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli's life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, "The Prince", was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed "The Prince", you might like Plato's "Republic", also available in "Penguin Classics". "A gripping work, and a gripping translation". (Nicholas Lezard, "Guardian"). "Tim Parks' swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity". (Boyd Tonkin, "Independent").Read Less
ISBN: 0393962202. Norton Critical Edition, 1992. Adams, Robert M. (Trans.). Book Condition: Very Good. A previously owned book that shows minimal signs of wear: slight surface wear on spine, gold stamp signifying Instructor's Desk Copy.
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Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Translated and Edited by Robert M. Adams. Bright blue border to cover with grey inner border, blue titles, illustration: Verrocchio's Colleoni Monument, Venice. White square spine with blue titles. Clean, with a faint scrape near bottom edge; slight wear to corners. Soundly bound, all pages intact. Pages clean, a few with highlight and/or underlined text, two with notes written in. All pages clear, easy to read. Robert Adams' superb translation is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition. Thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, it puts Machiavelli's political tract into clean and concise Englsih, accurate and highly readable. The 'Backgrounds' section relies on Machiavelli's dother writings to to place Machiavelli in the proper political and historical context and there are excerpts from 'The Discourse', a report from a diplomatic mission, a collection of private letters, and two poems. The 'Interpretation' section retains three of the previous edition's seminal essays while adding five new selections. 288 pages with index. 8.25 x 5.2 inches. W. W. Norton & Company, USA, 1992.
New. Robert M. Adams's superb translation of Machiavelli's best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition. Accurate and highly readable, this translation, thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, renders Machiavelli's 1513 political tract in clear and concise English. "Backgrounds" relies entirely upon Machiavelli's other writings to place this central Florentine in the proper political and historical context. Included are excerpts from The Discourses, a report from a diplomatic mission, a collection of private letters, and two poems from Carnival Songs. "Interpretations" retains three of the previous edition's seminal essays while adding five new selections by Felix Gilbert, Federico Chabod, J. H. Whitefield, Isaiah Berlin, and Robert M. Adams. "Marginalia" is an eclectic collection of writings germane to both Machiavelli and The Prince. Of the eight selections represented, five are new, including Pasquale Villari's comic portrayal of Machiavelli's first diplomatic post in 1499, Francesco Guicciardini's lofty rebuttal to Machiavelli, and a collection of "Tuscan Sayings" to further the reader's understanding of this timeless text. The "Selected Bibliography" has been thoroughly updated. Contents: Historical Introduction " Translator's Note " The Text of The Prince " Backgrounds " Map: North Central Italy in Machiavelli's Time " MACHIAVELLI THE WORKING DIPLOMAT " Niccolô Machiavelli " [ Legation to Cesare Borgia] " MACHIAVELLI THE DEMOCRAT " Niccolô Machiavelli " From Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius " MACHIAVELLI THE MORALIST " Niccolô Machiavelli " The Exhortation to Penitence " MACHIAVELLI THE CORRESPONDENT " Niccolô Machiavelli " From His Private Letters " MACHIAVELLI THE POET " NiccolO Machiavelli " From Carnival Songs " On Occasion " The Death of Piero Soderini " Interpretations " J. R. Hale " The Setting of The Prince: 1513-1514 " Felix " Gilbert [Fortune Necessity, Virtü] " Ernst Cassirer " Implications of the New Theory of the State " Sheldon S. Wolin " [The Economy of Violence] " Federico Chabod " Machiavelli's Method and Style " J. H. Whitfield " [Big Words, Exact Meanings] " Isaiah Berlin " The Question of Machiavelli " Robert M. Adams " The Rise, Proliferation, and Degradation of Machiavellism: An Outline " Marginalia " Friedrich Nietzsche " [Morals as Fossilized Violence] " Pasquale Villari " [Learning Diplomacy the Hard Way] " Francesco Guicciardini " From Ricordi Traiano Boccalini " From News Bulletins from Parnassus " Norman Douglas " From South Wind " Robert M. Adams " Necessitá/Fortuna " Epigrams, Maxims, and Observations from the Machiavellians " Tuscan Sayings " Selected Bibliography Printed Pages: 308..
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