Book #11: The Prince

The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince is one of the most notorious books of political theory ever written. In its pages, Machiavelli advises leaders of state in how best to govern, as defined by gaining honor and power among the people. The book was a source of much controversy in its day, drawing resentment from both political leaders and the church. Even today, scholars debate whether The Prince is a serious treatment of political ideas, or a mocking satire.

For the project, I will use the 1908 translation of The Prince by W. K. Marriott. It is an electronic copy, and is 75 pages long.

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