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Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)

Author of The Prince

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Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He was a political philosopher, statesman, and court advisor. Starting out as a clerk, he quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. His political pursuits show more quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. He 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. He died on June 21, 1527 at the age of 58. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince (1532) 24,252 copies, 264 reviews
The Discourses (1517) 1,974 copies, 10 reviews
The Prince and The Discourses (1513) — Author — 1,050 copies, 10 reviews
The Art Of War (1520) 794 copies, 5 reviews
The Mandrake Root (1518) 655 copies, 1 review
The Prince [Norton Critical Edition] (1977) 594 copies, 4 reviews
The Portable Machiavelli (1978) 574 copies, 2 reviews
The Prince and Other Writings (1513) 417 copies, 9 reviews
Britannica Great Books: Machiavelli and Hobbes (1532) — Author — 335 copies, 1 review
The Prince & The Art of War (1990) 298 copies
Selected Political Writings (1994) 215 copies, 1 review
O Principe (Comentado Por Napoleao Bonaparte) (1991) 129 copies, 2 reviews
Complete works (1921) 120 copies, 2 reviews
The Prince (Rethinking the Western Tradition) (1997) — Author — 104 copies, 1 review
The Classic Theatre Volume I: Six Italian Plays (1958) — Contributor — 89 copies, 1 review
The Prince, with related documents (2016) 74 copies, 1 review
The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca (1992) 66 copies, 1 review
On Conspiracies (1970) 58 copies, 1 review
The Letters of Machiavelli : A Selection (1961) 52 copies, 1 review
Belphagor (1954) 49 copies
Clizia (1962) 45 copies
Three Renaissance Classics (1953) 40 copies, 1 review
La Mandragorla & Clizia (1959) 35 copies
Machiavelli : The Chief Works and Others, Vol. 1 (1989) — Author — 30 copies
Teatre del Renaixement (1985) 26 copies
El príncipe La mandrágora (1993) 24 copies
I classici del pensiero italiano, 1 (2006) 22 copies, 1 review
The Prince and Other Works (1964) 18 copies
Lettere (1961) 14 copies
Le prince et autres textes (1962) 14 copies
The Quotable Machiavelli (2016) 13 copies, 1 review
Machiavelli Volume I (2007) 12 copies
DE LAS CONJURAS (2010) 12 copies
Epistolario 1512-1527 (1990) 10 copies
Brev (2013) 8 copies
The Prince from SmarterComics (2011) 7 copies, 1 review
Machiavelli voor managers (1995) 6 copies
Maquiavelo : antología (1987) 5 copies
Hauptwerke in einem Band (2000) 5 copies
Opere II (1999) 4 copies
Opere politiche 4 copies
The Prince; Political Writings — Author — 4 copies
Scritti scelti 4 copies
Dieci lettere private (1992) 3 copies
Opere III (2005) 3 copies
Machiavelli: The Prince (1988) 3 copies
Erotica 3 copies
كتاب الأمير 3 copies, 2 reviews
L'Asino (2012) 3 copies
Opere 3 copies
Machiavelli 3 copies
Prens - De Principatibus (2013) 3 copies
Escritos de gobierno (2013) 3 copies
Tutto il teatro 3 copies
El Príncipe El Manga (2017) 3 copies
Opere: Gli scritti politici 3 copies, 1 review
Toneel en verhalend proza (2010) 2 copies
The Discourses on Livy (2008) 2 copies
The Prince: (Netcomics Edition) (2015) 2 copies, 1 review
Machiavelli művei (1978) 2 copies
Principele 2 copies
Le prince (2012) 2 copies
Oeuvres de Machiavel (1793) 2 copies
Breviario (1996) 2 copies
Knieža (2009) 2 copies
Discorsi ; Om fyrster (2013) 2 copies
Príncipe 1 copy
6: Lettere 1 copy
Prose Scelte 1 copy
Έργα 1 copy
Macchiavelli (1956) 1 copy
De vorst 1 copy
Obras 1 copy
The Prince 1 copy
Shasak 1 copy
ESCRITOS POLITICOS (1994) 1 copy
Machiavelli 1 copy
Antologia (2013) 1 copy
Urban Games 1 copy
Break Out 1 copy
Myśli cyniczne (1993) 1 copy
Oeuvres complètes (1993) 1 copy
Pensieri 1 copy
I Capitoli 1 copy
Diskursus 1 copy
Opere scelte 1 copy
A háború művészete (2022) 1 copy
Discorsi 1 copy, 1 review
Opere scelte 1 copy
pg1232 1 copy
Lettere (Vol. 1-2-3) (2022) 1 copy
Scritti varj 1 copy
Discourses (2020) 1 copy
Komplolar Üzerine (2020) 1 copy
Prens - Cool (2014) 1 copy
Prince And Other Writings 1 copy, 3 reviews
Machiavelli (1989) 1 copy
Clícia (2000) 1 copy
شهریار 1 copy
Mandrágora 1 copy
Opere scelte (1969) 1 copy

Associated Works

Eight Great Comedies (1958) — Contributor — 352 copies, 2 reviews
The Prince; Utopia; Ninety-Five Theses (1909) — Contributor — 280 copies
Social and Political Philosophy: Readings From Plato to Gandhi (1963) — Contributor — 249 copies, 1 review
The Philosopher's Handbook: Essential Readings from Plato to Kant (2000) — Contributor — 207 copies, 1 review
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Contributor — 49 copies
Great Italian Short Stories (1959) — Contributor — 42 copies, 2 reviews
Lapham's Quarterly - Lines of Work: Volume IV, Number 2, Spring 2011 (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Middle Ages to the 17th Century: Literature of the Western World (1961) — Contributor, some editions — 23 copies
Tyve mesterfortællinger — Contributor, some editions — 4 copies, 1 review
Box of Illuminations X4 Box Set (2001) — Contributor — 2 copies

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Short, straight forward and to the point. And indeed, a little Machiavellian.
 
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LaPhenix | 263 other reviews | Jul 8, 2024 |
Sorry, this made me want to pull my hair out one by one. :(
 
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kwagnerroberts | 263 other reviews | Jun 24, 2024 |
A thought-provoking and perceptive read, Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli is ideal for those who are passionate about politics, democracy, and the quest for a more just and equitable society. It provides a radical vision of a new science of politics that continues to shape the modern ethos, as well as a foundational exploration of modern republicanism.

Discourses on Livy, the seminal work that laid the foundation for modern republicanism, has been definitively translated into English by Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov. It is extremely readable, staying true to the original Italian text while paying appropriate attention to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought. Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics—a vision of new modes and orders that continue to shape the modern ethos—is revealed in The Discourses, which includes a comprehensive introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated index.

Livy provided Machiavelli with the inspiration scholars needed for five centuries. The discourses contain the germs of contemporary political philosophy, which are frequently concealed and occasionally unintentional by the writers. Mansfield and Tarcov's translation is careful and idiomatic.
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jwhenderson | 9 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
A classic, but not compelling or surprising for modern readers.
 
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Rating
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Reviews
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Languages
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Favorited
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