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The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Introduction by Oliver Francis 1
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Niccolo 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.

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Machiavelli: The Prince (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Niccolo... Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Machiavelli: The Prince (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by Quentin Skinner, Russell Price
R283 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R17 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

The Prince (Paperback, Edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, Edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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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 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
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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.

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
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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, Revised ed): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, Revised ed)
Niccolo Machiavelli 2
R115 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R37 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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, Edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, Edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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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 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
R293 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R110 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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 (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks
R183 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R59 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

On Conspiracies (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli On Conspiracies (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R115 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R37 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Machiavelli is one of the most famous strategists of all time. In this collection he discusses the dangers of conspiracies, and the component parts of an army, vital for gaining and holding power in his day. He also gives advice on tactics and discipline, and explains why promises made under force ought not to be kept. GREAT IDEAS. 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 Originals : The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Originals : The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R95 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R17 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Prince (Chump Change Edition) (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Chump Change Edition) (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Translated by N H Thomson
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The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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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 Prince (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield; Translated by Harvey C. Mansfield
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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: The Original Classic (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince: The Original Classic (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon 1
R249 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R83 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 13 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 Quotable Machiavelli (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli The Quotable Machiavelli (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by Maurizio Viroli
R461 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by David Wooton
R325 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R53 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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 Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R160 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R38 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Prince (Hardcover): Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks The Prince (Hardcover)
Niccolo Machiavelli, Tim Parks 1
R270 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R110 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Machiavelli: The Prince (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Niccolo... Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Machiavelli: The Prince (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli; Edited by Quentin Skinner, Russell Price
R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

The Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli
R163 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R28 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 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 Prince (Paperback): Niccolo Machiavelli, Smartercomics LLC The Prince (Paperback)
Niccolo Machiavelli, Smartercomics LLC; Illustrated by Ronald Wimberly
R245 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R17 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Comedies of Machiavelli - The Woman from Andros; The Mandrake; Clizia (Paperback, Bilingual Ed): Niccolo Machiavelli, James... The Comedies of Machiavelli - The Woman from Andros; The Mandrake; Clizia (Paperback, Bilingual Ed)
Niccolo Machiavelli, James B. Atkinson; Edited by David Sices
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Though better known today as a political theorist than as a dramatist, Machiavelli secured his fame as a giant in the history of Italian comedy more than fifty years before Shakespeare's comedies delighted English-speaking audiences. This bilingual edition includes all three examples of Machiavelli's comedic art: sparkling translations of his farcical masterpiece, The Mandrake ; of his version of Terence's The Woman From Andros ; and of his Plautus-inspired Clizia --works whose genre afforded Machiavelli a unique vehicle not only for entertaining audiences but for examining virtue amid the twists and turns of fortune .

The Prince (Paperback, New edition): Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Paperback, New edition)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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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.

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