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Machiavelli : The Prince

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9780521349932

ISBN10:
0521349931
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Pub. Date:
10/28/1988
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics.

Table of Contents

Editors' note vii(2)
Introduction ix(16)
Principal events in Machiavelli's life xxv(4)
Bibliographical note xxix(3)
Translator's note xxxii(4)
Map: northern and central Italy, c. 1500
xxxvi
Dedicatory letter: Niccolo Machiavelli to His Magnificence Lorenzo de' Medici
3(2)
I The different kinds of principality and how they are acquired
5(1)
II Hereditary principalities
6(1)
III Mixed principalities
6(9)
IV Why the Kingdom of Darius, conquered by Alexander, did not rebel against his successors after Alexander's death
15(2)
V How one should govern cities or principalities that, before being conquered, used to live under their own laws
17(2)
VI New principalities acquired by one's own arms and ability
19(3)
VII New principalities acquired through the power of others and their favour
22(8)
VIII Those who become rulers through wicked means
30(4)
IX The civil principality
34(3)
X How the strength of all principalities should be measured
37(2)
XI Ecclesiastical principalities
39(3)
XII The different types of army, and mercenary troops
42(6)
XIII Auxiliaries, mixed troops and native troops
48(3)
XIV How a ruler should act concerning military matters
51(3)
XV The things for which men, and especially rulers, are praised or blamed
54(1)
XVI Generosity and meanness
55(3)
XVII Cruelty and mercifulness; and whether it is better to be loved or feared
58(3)
XVIII How rulers should keep their promises
61(2)
XIX How contempt and hatred should be avoided
63(9)
XX Whether building fortresses, and many other things that rulers frequently do, are useful or not
72(4)
XXI How a ruler should act in order to gain reputation
76(4)
XXII The secretaries of rulers
80(1)
XXIII How flatterers should be shunned
81(2)
XXIV Why the rulers of Italy have lost their states
83(1)
XXV How much power fortune has over human affairs, and how it should be resisted
84(3)
XXVI Exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarian yoke
87(6)
Appendix A Letters relevant to The Prince 93(7)
Appendix B Notes on the vocabulary of The Prince 100(14)
Biographical notes 114(27)
Index of subjects 141(7)
Index of proper names 148


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