The Prince (Rethinking the Western Tradition)

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UPC:
9780300064032
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
1997/7/21
Author:
Niccolo Machiavelli
Language:
english
Edition:
New edition

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Product Overview

A classic of the Western tradition, Machiavellia??s The Prince has influenced political and philosophical thought since its publication four centuries ago. Political power, Machiavelli taught, has no limits. It leaves no room for the sacred, and it subordinates right and wrong to success. In this new edition of Machiavellia??s momentous book, Angelo M. Codevilla provides a translation uniquely faithful to the original, and especially sensitive to the authora??s use of verbal imprecision, including puns, double meanings, and the subjunctive mood.

The volume includes an introduction by Codevilla that places Machiavelli in the context of his own times, demonstrates his relevance to the history of political thought, and inquires into the place of Machiavellia??s ideas in modern debates. This edition also contains three essays that explore some of the most important ways The Prince clashes with the other main branch of Western civilizationa??the Socratic and Judeo-Christian traditions: Machiavellia??s Realism by Carnes Lord, Machiavelli and Modernity by W. B. Allen, and Machiavelli and America by Hadley Arkes.

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