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The Prince

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The Prince has long been both praised and reviled for its message of moral relativism and political expediency. Although a large part is devoted to the mechanics of gaining and staying in power, Machiavelli's end purpose is to maintain a just and stable government. He is not ambiguous in stating his belief that committing a small cruelty to avert a larger is not only justifiable but required of a just ruler. Machiavelli gives a vivid portrayal of his world in the chaos and tumult of early-sixteenth-century Florence, Italy, and Europe. He uses both his contemporary political situation and that of the classical period to illustrate his precepts of statecraft.

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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc. Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781400128433
  • File size: 111648 KB
  • Release date: December 12, 2006
  • Duration: 03:52:35

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  • ISBN: 9781400128433
  • File size: 111780 KB
  • Release date: December 12, 2006
  • Duration: 03:52:35
  • Number of parts: 3

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Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:1350
Text Difficulty:11-12

The Prince has long been both praised and reviled for its message of moral relativism and political expediency. Although a large part is devoted to the mechanics of gaining and staying in power, Machiavelli's end purpose is to maintain a just and stable government. He is not ambiguous in stating his belief that committing a small cruelty to avert a larger is not only justifiable but required of a just ruler. Machiavelli gives a vivid portrayal of his world in the chaos and tumult of early-sixteenth-century Florence, Italy, and Europe. He uses both his contemporary political situation and that of the classical period to illustrate his precepts of statecraft.

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