From his correspondence, a version appears to have been distributed in , using a Latin title, De Principatibus Of Principalities. This was carried out 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 The Prince was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice that had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante 's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy , especially modern political philosophy , in which the "effectual" truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It is also notable for being in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time, particularly those concerning politics and ethics.
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Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. National Book Award Finalist for Translation Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Principele , please sign up. Niccolo Machiavelli seems confused and hence, confusing to me. Of course, he has written a lot of evil in the book, and then he writes something as quoted below. Mary The prince is a frank exposition on the division between the idealism we profess and the reality that we live.
My recollection is that Machiavelli oft …more The prince is a frank exposition on the division between the idealism we profess and the reality that we live. My recollection is that Machiavelli often summarizes that division in passages like the one you have quoted. He acknowledges the reality then "tempers" it by contrasting the more real - power - with the more ideal - glory. Another quote along this line if I remember correctly is "We should always seek to emulate our savior, Jesus Christ, and forgive our enemies See all 28 questions about Principele….
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Sort order. Start your review of Principele. Readers also enjoyed. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory The Prince on the one hand and republicanism Discourses on Livy on the other. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About The Prince.
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