Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince

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Barron's Educational Series, 1986 - Political Science - 131 pages
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Plot synopsis of this classic is made meaningful with analysis and quotes by noted literary critics, summaries of the work's main themes and characters, a sketch of the author's life and times, a bibliography, suggested test questions, and ideas for essays and term papers.
 

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Contents

THE TREATISE
14
The Treatise
24
A STEP BEYOND
114
Term Paper Ideas and other Topics
120
The Critics
128
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Gerald Lee Ratliff is an award-winning author of theatre texts and anthologies. He is currently part of the English/Speech Communication/Theatre program at the State University of New York. Potsdam.

Political philosopher, statesman and court advisor Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. Starting out as a clerk, Machiavelli quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. Machiavelli's political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. Machiavelli is best known for "The Prince," his guide to power attainment and cutthroat leadership. He also wrote poetry and plays, including a comedy named "Mandragola." Niccolo Machiavelli died on June 21, 1527 in Florence.

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