The Prince 1938 by Niccolo Machiavelli Free PDF eBook Translated by W.K. Marriot

The Prince 1938 

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Italian diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli is best known for writing The Prince, a handbook for unscrupulous politicians that inspired the term "Machiavellian" and established its author as the "father of modern political theory."

Nicolo Machiavelli was born in Florence on May 3, 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility. His life falls naturally into three periods, each of which singularly enough constitutes a distinct and important era in the history of Florence.

His youth was concurrent with the greatness of Florence as an Italian power under the guidance of Lorenzo de' Medici, II Magnifico. The downfall of the Medici in Florence occurred in 1494, in which year Machiavelli entered the public service. During his official career, Florence was free under the government of a Republic, which lasted until 1512 when the Medici returned to power, and Machiavelli lost his office.

The Medici again ruled Florence from 1512 until 1527, when they were once more driven out. This was the period of Machia- villi's literary activity and increasing influence; vii but he died, within a few weeks of the expulsion of the Medici, on June 22, 1527, in his fifty-eighth year, without having a regained office.

Book Published: 1938
Author: Nicolo Machiavelli
Translator: W.K. Marriot



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