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Author Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.

Title The Prince : the original classic / Niccolò Machiavelli ; with an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Published Chichester, West Sussex : Capstone, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xli, 198 pages)
Contents Of the various kinds of princedom, and of the ways in which they are acquired -- Of hereditary princedoms -- Of mixed princedoms -- Why the kingdom of Darius, conquered by Alexander, did not, on Alexander's death, rebel against his successors -- How cities or provinces which before their acquisition have lived under their own laws are to be governed -- Of new princedoms which a prince acquires with his own arms and by merit -- Of new princedoms acquired by the aid of others and by good fortune -- Of those who by their crimes come to be princes -- Of the civil princedom -- How the strength of all princedoms should be measured -- Of ecclesiastical princedoms -- How many different kinds of soldiers there are, and of mercenaries -- Of auxiliary, mixed, and national arms -- Of the duty of a prince in respect of military affairs -- Of the qualities in respect of which men, and most of all princes, are praised or blamed -- Of liberality and miserliness -- Of cruelty and clemency, and whether it is better to be loved or feared -- How princes should keep faith -- That a prince should seek to escape contempt and hatred -- Whether fortresses, and certain other expedients to which princes often have recourse, are profitable or hurtful -- How a prince should bear himself so as to acquire reputation -- Of the secretaries of princes -- That flatterers should be shunned -- Why the princes of Italy have lost their states -- What fortune can effect in human affairs, and how she may be withstood -- An exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarians
Summary Machiavelli's famously controversial work, is a leadership classic. This was the first book of its type to promise secrets of time management, presentations, change management and interview skills. With simple prose and straightforward logic Machiavelli's study of attaining power is relevant for any modern reader seeking to make their way in the world
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Subject Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Political science -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Political science -- Philosophy.
State, The -- Early works to 1800.
State, The.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Butler-Bowdon, Tom, 1967-
ISBN 0857080911 (electronic bk.)
0857080970 (electronic bk.)
3527633251 (electronic bk.)
9780857080912 (electronic bk.)
9780857080974 (electronic bk.)
9783527633258 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Principe. English