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In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This new edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as...
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mandatory reading in college.
Apr 5th, 2018
Nov 27th, 2014
Controversial political ideas make the world go round.
Jul 16th, 2014
Considering I am not very interested in politics, I found this book okay. Some areas I found extremely dull whilst others more interesting. I suspect people like me who aren't really interested in politics might find the historical bits interesting (such as the sections on the Roman Empire), but perhaps not all of the book.
Feb 23rd, 2014
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Aug 23rd, 2013
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