Niccolo Machiavellis The Prince

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  • Copyright: 2013-03-31
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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This stimulating collection begins by outlining some of the complex problemsThe Princeraises as a cultural text. Then follow seven essays, ranging from the discussion ofThe Prince'sfirst reception and its concern for history and dialogue, through the text's concern with language, power and gender, on to discussions of its contradictions and its place in cultural history.

Table of Contents

Series introduction
A note on references
Introductionp. 1
The Prince and its early Italian readersp. 18
Machiavelli's via moderna: medieval and Renaissance attitudes to historyp. 40
Dialogue in The Princep. 65
Language and The Princep. 89
The end justifies the means: end-orientation and the discourses of powerp. 115
The Prince and textual politicsp. 151
Machiavelli's political philosophy in The Princep. 174
Appendix: Machiavelli's letter to Francesco Vettori, 10 December 1513p. 196
Notes on contributorsp. 201
Select bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 205
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