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The Prince,9780872203167

The Prince

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/1995
Publisher(s): Hackett Pub Co Inc

Summary

"This political science classic still has the power to shock, just as it did when first published almost five hundred years ago. Fritz Weaver reads in an appropriately detached manner, for it is this air of objectivity regarding the ruthless pursuit of political power that has made Machiavelli's name synonymous with evil. This quality recording begins and ends with ceremonial music, which sets the right tone for a treatise directed to royalty. A masterpiece of prophecy, psychological insight, and forceful prose, "The Prince "is a classic of realpolitik, stunningly relevant to our times.

Table of Contents

MAP
viii-ix(1)
INTRODUCTION xi(34)
FURTHER READING xlv
LETTER TO VETTORI, 10 December 1513 1(4)
THE PRINCE 5(1)
Dedication 5(1)
Chapter One: How many types of principality are there? And how are they acquired?
6(1)
Chapter Two: On hereditary principalities.
6(1)
Chapter Three: On mixed principalities.
7(7)
Chapter Four: Why the kingdom of Darius, which Alexander occupied, did not rebel against his successors after Alexander's death.
14(3)
Chapter Five: How you should govern cities or kingdoms that, before you acquired them, lived under their own laws.
17(1)
Chapter Six: About new kingdoms acquired with one's own armies and one's own skill [virtu].
18(3)
Chapter Seven: About new principalities that are acquired with the forces of others and with good luck.
21(6)
Chapter Eight: Of those who come to power through wicked actions.
27(4)
Chapter Nine: Of the citizen-ruler.
31(3)
Chapter Ten: How one should measure the strength of a ruler.
34(1)
Chapter Eleven: About ecclesiastical states.
35(3)
Chapter Twelve: How many types of army are there, and what opinion should one have of mercenary soldiers?
38(4)
Chapter Thirteen: About auxiliary troops, native troops, and composite armies.
42(3)
Chapter Fourteen: What a ruler should do as regards the militia.
45(2)
Chapter Fifteen: About those factors that cause men, and especially rulers, to be praised or censured.
47(2)
Chapter Sixteen: On generosity and parsimony.
49(2)
Chapter Seventeen: About cruelty and compassion; and about whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse.
51(2)
Chapter Eighteen: How far rulers are to keep their word.
53(3)
Chapter Nineteen: How one should avoid hatred and contempt.
56(7)
Chapter Twenty: Whether the building of fortresses (and many other things rulers regularly do) is useful or not.
63(4)
Chapter Twenty-One: What a ruler should do in order to acquire a reputation.
67(3)
Chapter Twenty-Two: About those whom rulers employ as advisers.
70(1)
Chapter Twenty-Three: How sycophants are to be avoided.
71(2)
Chapter Twenty-Four: Why the rulers of Italy have lost their states.
73(1)
Chapter Twenty-Five: How much fortune can achieve in human affairs, and how it is to be resisted.
74(3)
Chapter Twenty-Six: Exhortation to seize Italy and free her from the barbarians.
77(4)
INDEX 81

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