Art of War is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolo Machiavelli. The format of Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose, declared by Lord Fabrizio Colonna (perhaps Machiavelli's persona) at the outset, "To honor and reward virtu, not to have contempt for poverty, to esteem the modes and orders of military discipline, to constrain citizens to love one another, to live without factions, to esteem less the private than the public good." To these ends, Machiavelli notes in his ...

The Art of War 2014, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781500715786

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The Art of War 2007, Wilder Publications

ISBN-13: 9781934451595