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The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R308 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Prince (Paperback, Edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, Edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R193 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R51 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'We have declared before that it is not only expedient but necessary for a prince to take care his foundations be good, otherwise his fabric will be sure to fail.' Considered one of the first works of modern philosophy, Machiavelli's The Prince is an intense study on the nature of power and the course it should take when ruling a country and expresses the author's strong and unyielding ideals and beliefs on using force rather than law to achieve your aims. Responsible for the widely-used phrase 'Machiavellian', with all of its negative connotations, his extreme treatise remains a classic text to this day.

The Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and The Prince (Hardcover): Plato, Niccolo Machiavelli, Tom Butler-Bowdon The Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and The Prince (Hardcover)
Plato, Niccolo Machiavelli, Tom Butler-Bowdon
R463 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R103 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Professional guidance from history s greatest philosophers The quest for the perfect life is nothing new. If you are looking for guidance to help navigate the pitfalls of your professional and personal life then you could do worse than listening to the great philosophers Plato and Machiavelli. In The Republic Plato takes you back to ancient Greece and his plans for a perfect society that is characterised by a blend of wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice, and the importance of living according to eternal truths rather than simply for survival and pleasure. In The Prince Machiavelli draws from his personal experience in Renaissance-era Florence to provide leadership advice which touches on the very modern issues of time management, presentations, change management and interview skills and was controversial in its ruthless call for fearless and effective action. Plato and Machiavelli: The Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and The Prince offers * Original commentary offering new research and analysis by self-help literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon * simple prose and straightforward logic * Life lessons that transfer to the modern day These luxury hardback editions are perfect as a keepsake for yourself or as a present for your friends and family.

Machiavelli: The Prince (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli: The Prince (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by Quentin Skinner, Russell Price
R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of the acclaimed translation of Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince - revised for the first time after thirty years - includes a rewritten and extended introduction by Quentin Skinner. Niccolo Machiavelli is arguably the most famous and controversial figure in the history of political thought. The Prince remains his best-known work, and throws down a challenge that subsequent writers on statecraft and political morality have found impossible to ignore. Quentin Skinner's introduction offers a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text both as a response to the world of Florentine politics and as a critical engagement with the classical and Renaissance genre of advice-books for princes. This new edition also features an improved timeline of key events in Machiavelli's life, helping the reader place the work in the context of its time, in addition to an enlarged and fully updated bibliography.

Discourses on Livy (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli Discourses on Livy (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella
R287 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discourses on Livy (1531) is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, The Prince. Equally controversial, it reveals his fundamental preference for a republican state. Comparing the practice of the ancient Romans with that of his contemporaries provided Machiavelli with a consistent point of view in all his works. Machiavelli's close analysis of Livy's history of Rome led him to advance his most original and outspoken view of politics - the belief that a healthy body politic was characterized by social friction and conflict rather than by rigid stability. His discussion of conspiracies in Discourses on Livy is one of the most sophisticated treatments of archetypal political upheaval every written. In an age of increasing political absolutism, Machiavelli's theories became a dangerous ideology. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by David Wootton
R393 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid English. Why a new translation? Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations, says David Wootton in his Introduction. In the pages that follow I have done my best to let him speak in his own voice. (And indeed, Wootton's Machiavelli does just that when the occasion demands: renderings of that most problematic of words, virtu, are in each instance followed by the Italian). Notes, a map, and an altogether remarkable Introduction no less authoritative for being grippingly readable, help make this edition an ideal first encounter with Machiavelli for any student of history and political theory.

The Quotable Machiavelli (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Quotable Machiavelli (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by Maurizio Viroli
R611 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R121 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) is the father of modern political thought, but he is also one of the greatest writers of the Renaissance and his wisdom and style extend far beyond politics to encompass a compelling philosophy of life as well. In The Quotable Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars, offers a rich collection of the Florentine's most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, including politics, the human condition, religion, love and happiness, antiquity and history, patriotism, and virtue. Drawing on Machiavelli's entire body of writings, and including little-known quotations as well as famous passages, the book shows the full scope of his thought and belies the cliche that he was a "Machiavellian" cynic. In addition to Machiavelli's own words on dozens of subjects of perennial interest, the book includes some almost unknown texts in which his contemporaries describe him. Complete with a biographical introduction, the book serves as a handy reference and a smart and lively introduction to a masterly thinker and writer. * Includes a rich collection of Machiavelli's most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, from politics to the human condition--almost 700 quotations in all* Edited and introduced by one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars* Serves as a smart and lively introduction to Machiavelli's life and works* Draws on the complete body of Machiavelli's writings* Features a brief biography of Machiavelli, a chronology of his life, suggestions for further reading, and an index

The Prince (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Pocket Edition) (Leather / fine binding): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Pocket Edition) (Leather / fine binding)
Niccolo Machiavelli 1
R355 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R124 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"It is safer to be feared than loved." These words embody the spirit of The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli's classic work of political philosophy. Machiavelli's advice for how a ruler should acquire and ruthlessly exercise power over others continues to be relevant to contemporary readers more than five centuries after it was first published. This is one of Barnes & Noble's 'Collectible Editions' classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an elegantly designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging. Durable and collectible, these volumes are an indispensable cornerstone of every home library.

The Prince: The Original Classic (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince: The Original Classic (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon 1
R290 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R67 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Handbook for Leaders

"The Prince" is often regarded as the first true leadership book. It shocked contemporary readers with its ruthless call for fearless and effective action. With simple prose and straightforward logic, Machiavelli's guide still has the power to surprise and inform anyone hoping to make their way in the world.

This keepsake edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing out lessons for managers and business leaders, and showing how "The Prince" remains vital reading for anyone in the realm of business or politics.

The Prince (Paperback, New edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, New edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Translated by C.E. Detmold; Introduction by Lucille Margaret Kekewich; Series edited by Tom Griffith
R115 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R24 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Translated by C.E.Detmold. With an Introduction by Lucille Margaret Kekewich. Written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence, The Prince is a handbook on ruling and the exercise of power. It remains as relevant today as it was in the sixteenth century. Widely quoted in the Press and in academic publications, The Prince has direct relevance to the issues of business and corporate governance confronting global corporations as they enter a new millennium. Much of what Machiavelli wrote has become the common currency of realpolitik, yet still his ideas retain the power to shock and annoy. In the words of Norman Stone, The Prince is 'a manual of man-management that would suit a great many parts of the modern world'.

The Prince (Paperback, Edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, Edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R74 R61 Discovery Miles 610 Save R13 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With notes and an apparatus, a new translation of Hegel's essay "Machiavelli's "The Prince" and Italy," and the first pages of "The Prince" in the original Italian

At the end of an industrious political career in conflict-riven Italy, the Florentine diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli composed his masterpiece "The Prince," a classic study of power and politics, and a manual of ruthlessness for any ambitious ruler. Controversial in his own time, the work made Machiavelli's name a byword for manipulative scheming, and had an impact on such major figures as Napoleon and Frederick the Great. It contains principles as true today as when they were first written almost five centuries ago.

The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R209 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R33 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

That Machiavelli's name has become synonymous with cold-eyed political calculation only heightens the intrinsic fascination of The Prince--the world's preeminent how-to manual on the art of getting and keeping power and one of the literary landmarks of the Italian Renaissance. Written in a vigorous, straightforward style that reflects its author's realism, this treatise on states, statecraft, and the ideal ruler is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how human society actually works.

The Prince - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Translated by Harvey C. Mansfield
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most famous book on politics ever written, "The Prince" remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago. Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, it has more recently been defended as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced. Harvey C. Mansfield's brilliant translation of this classic work, along with the new materials added for this edition, make it the definitive version of "The Prince," indispensable to scholars, students, and those interested in the dark art of politics.
This revised edition of Mansfield's acclaimed translation features an updated bibliography, a substantial glossary, an analytic introduction, a chronology of Machiavelli's life, and a map of Italy in Machiavelli's time.
"Of the other available [translations], that of Harvey C. Mansfield makes the necessary compromises between exactness and readability, as well as providing an excellent introduction and notes."--Clifford Orwin, "The Wall Street Journal"
"Mansfield's work . . . is worth acquiring as the best combination of accuracy and readability."--"Choice"
"There is good reason to assert that Machiavelli has met his match in Mansfield. . . . [He] is ready to read Machiavelli as he demands to be read--plainly and boldly, but also cautiously."--John Gueguen, "The Sixteenth Century Journal"

The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R441 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R105 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Prince (Paperback, New edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, New edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R58 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R7 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Classic guide to acquiring and maintaining political power is refreshing in its directness, yet often disturbing in its cold practicality. Starkly relevant to the political upheavals of the 20th century, this calculating prescription for power remains today, nearly 500 years after it was written, a timely and startling lesson in the practice of autocratic rule that continues to be much read and studied by students, scholars and general readers. Introductory note.

The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R299 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R66 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic study of statesmanship and power politics, "The Prince" is one of the most influential books ever written. Used by businessmen and political leaders through the ages, Machiavelli's shrewd and insightful text presents strategies that some of history's greatest rulers have borrowed to achieve their goals.A beautifully illustrated, colourful collector's edition which will look good on anybody's shelf or coffee table as well as making an ideal gift.

The Art of War (Paperback, New edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Art of War (Paperback, New edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R228 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R50 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Florentine statesman, writer, and political theorist, Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) considered "The Art of War" his most important work. Five centuries later, after serving as a guide to Frederick the Great, Napoleon, and countless other military leaders, it remains an authoritative treatise on the fundamentals of warfare.
Best known as the political theorist who wrote "The Prince, " Machiavelli used this book to advocate strategies for Italy's increased military prowess and political strength. Machiavelli was the first to propose a global context for the functional unity of war and politics, with the former serving as an instrument of the latter. Written in the form of dialogues, this 1520 work represents a humanistic treatment rather than a textbook approach. It clearly states and discusses the fundamentals of military organization and strategy: handling recruitment and weapons, motivating troops, demoralizing enemies, and achieving tactical and strategic advantages. Essential to the education of students of military history, strategy, and theory, "The Art of War" continues to inspire readers.

The Prince (Paperback, Revised ed): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, Revised ed)
Niccolo Machiavelli 2
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.

The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R193 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R45 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Translated by Peter Bondanella; Introduction by Maurizio Viroli
R117 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R8 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought...but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.' When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that considers the true purpose of The Prince and dispels some of the myths associated with it. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull
R222 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Niccolo Machiavelli's brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolo Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks's acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli's no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli's life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed The Prince, you might like Plato's Republic, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A gripping work, and a gripping translation' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'Tim Parks's swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Introduction by Oliver Francis 1
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Niccolò Machiavelli provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter what era or by whom it is exercised.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an afterword by Oliver Francis.

Drawing on examples from the ancient Greeks and Romans and from Machiavelli’s contemporaries, The Prince offers – some believed with satirical intent – advice on how a ruler should preserve his power, conduct and warfare, and maintain his reputation. Machiavelli not only influenced many of the great statesmen of his age, but was also one of the founding fathers of modern political thought. The Prince, written in 1513 and published in 1532, is one of the most famous pieces of writing of all time.

The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R510 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli, George Bull 1
R282 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Niccolo Machiavelli's brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolo Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks's acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli's no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli's life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed The Prince, you might like Plato's Republic, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A gripping work, and a gripping translation' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian 'Tim Parks's swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Discourses on Livy (Paperback, New edition): Niccolo Machiavelli Discourses on Livy (Paperback, New edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Translated by Harvey C. Mansfield, Nathan Tarcov
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Discourses on Livy" is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the "Discourses" reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos.
"[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the "Discourses," often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."--Peter Stothard, "The Times"
"Translated with painstaking accuracy--but also great readability."--"Weekly Standard"
"A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."--"Choice"

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