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The Prince

The Prince
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Description: The Prince 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 p ... (more)
Manufacturer: Bantam Classics
Release date: 1 September 1984
ISBN-10 : 0553212788 | ISBN-13: 9780553212785
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"In the 16th century, the Roman Catholic Church, placed Machiavelli’s The Prince on the Index of Prohibited Books in the “banned absolutely” category for its “heretical” content."

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