An edition of The Prince (1515)

De principatibus =

Le prince

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An edition of The Prince (1515)

De principatibus =

Le prince

1. ed.
  • 3.77 ·
  • 78 Ratings
  • 663 Want to read
  • 47 Currently reading
  • 114 Have read

The Prince (Italian: Il Principe [il ˈprintʃipe]; Latin: De Principatibus) is a 16th-century political treatise written by Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli as an instruction guide for new princes and royals. The general theme of The Prince is of accepting that the aims of princes – such as glory and survival – can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends.

From Machiavelli's correspondence, a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (Of Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was carried out with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but "long before then, in fact since the first appearance of The Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings".

Although The Prince was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it was generally agreed as being especially innovative. This is partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice that had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature.

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Language
Spanish
Pages
640

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The Prince
2018-04-23, Project Gutenberg
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The prince
2016, Wildside Press
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The prince
2011, Tribeca Books
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The Prince
2006-02-11, Project Gutenberg
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Cover of: El príncipe
El príncipe
2004, El Nacional
in Spanish
Cover of: De principatibus =
De principatibus =: Le prince
2000, Presses universitaires de France
in Spanish - 1. ed.
Cover of: Il principe
Il principe
/1993, [publisher not identified]
in English
Cover of: Il principe
Il principe: (De principatibus)
1979, University Press, S. F. Vanni, Manchester Univ Pr
in Italian
Cover of: The Prince
The Prince
1969-08, Washington Square Press
in English
Cover of: The Prince
The Prince
1965, Airmont Books
in English
Cover of: The Prince
The Prince
1963, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The Prince
The Prince
1953-05, New American Library
in English

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Edition Notes

Italian text with French translation; commentary in French.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [611]-621) and index.

Published in
Paris
Series
Fondements de la politique.
Genre
Early works to 1800.
Other Titles
Prince

Classifications

Library of Congress
JC143 .M3812 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
640 p. ;
Number of pages
640

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3468523M
Internet Archive
deprincipatibusl0000mach
ISBN 10
2130505309
LCCN
2005476248
OCLC/WorldCat
43365690
Library Thing
6026
Goodreads
828551

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