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"War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms." -- Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 — 21 June 1527) was an Italian philosopher and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He is one of the main founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat, political philosopher, musician, and a playwright, but foremost, he was a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. In June of 1498, after the ouster and execution of Girolamo Savonarola, the Great Council elected Machiavelli as Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence.

Machiavelli is most famous for a short political treatise, The Prince, written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. Although he privately circulated The Prince among friends, the only work he published in his lifetime was The Art of War, about high-military science. Since the sixteenth century, generations of politicians remain attracted and repelled by the cynical approach to power posited in The Prince and his other works. Whatever his personal intentions, which are still debated today, his surname yielded the modern political word Machiavellian...the use of cunning and deceitful stratagem in politics.

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Total Books: 400
Il Principe
2019 - Il Principe [The Prince - Chinese Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9787553516394
ISBN-10: 7553516392
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The Prince
2019 - The Prince [Collins Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780008313845
ISBN-10: 0008313849
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Art of War The Quintessential Collection of Military Strategy
2017 - The Art of War the Quintessential Collection of Military Strategy [Knickerbocker Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781631064180
ISBN-10: 1631064185
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Prince
2017 - The Prince [Chump Change Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781640320192
ISBN-10: 1640320199
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Discourses
2016 - Discourses (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781539062639
ISBN-10: 1539062635
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Art of War
The Art of War
2016 - The Art of War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781535388757
ISBN-10: 1535388757
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Prince with Related Documents
2016 - The Prince with Related Documents (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781319048921
ISBN-10: 1319048927
Genre: History
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Diplomatic Missions
2015 - Diplomatic Missions [1498-1527] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781514389072
ISBN-10: 151438907X
Genre: History
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The Prince and Other Writings
2014 - The Prince and Other Writings [Word Cloud Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781626860612
ISBN-10: 1626860610
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Florentine Histories
2014 - The Florentine Histories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781496165152
ISBN-10: 1496165152
Genre: History
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The Prince  The Art of War Two Classic Works of Strategy Tactics and Politics by One of the Foremost Proponents
The Prince from SmarterComics
2011 - The Prince From Smartercomics (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781610820035
ISBN-10: 1610820037
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Prince A Round Table Comic
2011 - The Prince a Round Table Comic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781610660167
ISBN-10: 1610660161
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Politics & Social Sciences
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On Conspiracies
2010 - On Conspiracies [Great Ideas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141192772
ISBN-10: 0141192771
Genres: History, Reference, Nonfiction
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The Prince Niccol Machiavelli's Classic Study in Leadership Rising to Power and Maintaining Authority Originally Titled De Principatibus
The Florentine History Vol 1 of 2
2010 - The Florentine History Vol 1 of 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440055584
ISBN-10: 1440055580
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The Prince  Original Version
2010 - The Prince Original Version (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781450587181
ISBN-10: 1450587186
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The Prince Machiavelli LARGE PRINT Reader's Choice Edition of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Historical Political And Diplomatic Writings Of Niccolo Machiavelli V3
2010 - The Historical Political and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli V3 [1882] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120889263
ISBN-10: 112088926X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Florentine History
2010 - The Florentine History (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151853004
ISBN-10: 1151853003
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2009 - Oeuvres Politiques De Machiavel [1847 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Discourses on Livy [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2009 - Historia De Florencia/ History of Florence La Istorie Fiorentine [Clasicos Del Pensamiento/ Classical Thought - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Del Arte De La Guerra/ Art of War [Filosofia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Locke (Paperback)
2008 - El Principe / the Prince [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
2008 - Machiavelli Volume I [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)
2008 - The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli [Sparknotes Literature Guides] (Paperback)
2008 - La Mandragora / Mandrake [Clasicos Del Pensamiento/ Classics of Thought - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - The Essential Writings of Machiavelli [Modern Library Classics] (Paperback)
2006 - Prince [Penguin Classics 60th Anniv ed] (Paperback)
2006 - El Principe Comentado Por Nalopeon Bonaparte [The Prince: Commentaries by Napoleon Buonaparte - Spanish] (Hardcover)
2005 - El Principe [Clasicos de la literatura series] (Paperback)
2005 - The Prince Candide [The Bedford Series in History and Culture] (Paperback)
2005 - The Prince [Great Ideas] (Paperback)
2005 - Escritos Politicos Breves [Clasicos - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - The Prince and the Art of War [Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
2003 - The Prince and Other Writings [Barnes & Noble Classics] (Paperback)Hardcover
2003 - Life of Castruccio Castracani [Hesperus Classics] (Paperback)
2002 - Le Due Zittelle [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Power Get It Use It Keep It [Illuminations] (Paperback)
2000 - Belfagor [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1998 - Le Prince [French Edition] (Paperback)
1996 - Clizia (Paperback)
1995 - The Prince and Other Political Writings [Everyman's Library Paper] (Paperback)
 
1989 - Machiavelli the Prince [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback
1977 - Florentine History [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)
1971 - The Discourses [Pelican Classics, Ac14] (Paperback)
The Art of War the Prince [Tudor Translations] (Hardcover)
The Prince [Signet Classics] (Paperback)
Oeuvres Completes [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Prince Le [Classiques Francais - French Edition] (Paperback)
El Principe/the Prince [Clasicos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Mandragora [Serie Escenario - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Opere [Biblioteca della Pleiade - Italian Edition] (Other)