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The first edition of the novel was published in 15, and was written by niccolo machiavelli. The author describes how various historical and political figures obtained and maintained positions of power, or in contrast, lost same. Publication date 1921 topics political science, political ethics. List of books and articles about machiavellis the prince. The prince by niccolo machiavelli is one of the most influential italian literature in the world. The main characters of this classics, philosophy story are theseus, alexander the great. Please, consider this image only as a reference, it will not always be the exact cover used in the edition of the published book. The prince by nicolo machiavelli download the free pdf. Rare and important first edition in english of machiavellis prince, a seminal work in the foundation of modern political theory, and the great classic of political science. Although it was written as a tribute to lorenzo the magnificent to reestablish machiavelli back into nobility, it is regarded as one of the most thoughtful and tothepoint political pieces of all time. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at.
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