Added on September 10, 2015
Author Niccolò Machiavelli
Published August 3, 2015
File Size 120.3 KB
The Prince 120.3 KB - The Prince (Italian: Il Principe [il and#712;prin.tand#643;i.pe]) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings.
Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature. Do you want to download or read a ebook? It is available in PDF or epub format in the source
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