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Read online The Portable Machiavelli.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Portable Machiavelli Edited and translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa The Portable Machiavelli not only gives the casual reader a chance to read different personal and professional works of Machiavelli but also strives to do away with many of the myths that have plagued the man s posthumous fame For example the famous the ends justifies the means quote is actually a gross exaggeration of what Machiavelli originally wrote which was in the actions of all men when there is no impartial arbiter one must consider the final result The biggest counterargument Bondanella and Musa can supply is the simple fact that they include a less famous piece Machiavelli did called The Discourses This piece is often not mentioned or even casually footnoted because it presents the true Machiavelli a man who was supportive of a Republic government run by the citizens Any one who believes Machiavelli is a supporter of despots will be surprised to read him speaking in support for fair and public trials and a balance of power between rulers and their people by Niccolò Machiavelli, Peter Bondanella, Mark Musa

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The Portable Machiavelli
Title:The Portable Machiavelli
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Number of Pages:574
Category:philosophy, classics, history, non-fiction, politics
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i The Prince and Other Writings i by b Niccolo Machiavelli b is part of the i Barnes amp Noble Classics i i i series which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of i Barnes amp Noble Classics i br br New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholars br Biographies of the authors br Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events br Footnotes and endnotes br Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work br Comments by other famous authors br Study questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectations br Bibliographies for further reading br Indices amp Glossaries when appropriate br All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest i Barnes amp Noble Classics i pulls together a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works br br br One of history s greatest political philosophers b Niccol Machiavelli b is notorious for his treatise i The Prince i which has become a cornerstone of modern political theory Written in and published in after Machivelli s death i The Prince i immediately provoked controversy that has continued unabated to this day br br Defining human nature as inherently selfish Machiavelli proposes that social conflict and violence are natural phenomena that help determine the ablest most versatile form of government Asserting that idealism has no place in the political arena i The Prince i primarily addresses a monarch s difficulties in retaining authority Considered the first expression of political realism it has often been accused of advocating a political philosophy in which the end justifies the means Indeed the emphasis in i The Prince i on practical success at the expense even of traditional moral values earned Machiavelli a reputation for ruthlessness deception and cruelty Many scholars contend however that the author s pragmatic views of ethics and politics reflected the realities of his time as exemplified by the Medici family of Florence br br Debates about Machiavelli s theories are as lively today as they were years ago but no one questions the importance of his fundamental contribution to Western political thought This newly translated edition also includes Machiavelli s i Letter to Francesco Vettori i i The Life of Castruccio Castracani i and excerpts from the i Discourses on Livy i br b Wayne A Rebhorn b Celanese Centennial Professor of English at the University of Texas has authored numerous studies of Renaissance European literature His i Foxes and Lions Machiavelli s Confidence Men i won the Howard R Marraro Prize of the Modern Language Association of America in, Theodoric possessed great talents both for war and peace in the former he was always conqueror and in the latter he conferred very great benefits upon the cities and people under him He distributed the Ostrogoths over the country each district under its leader that he might more conveniently command them in war and govern them in peace He enlarged Ravenna restored Rome and with the exception of military discipline conferred upon the Romans every honor, Voltaire said Machiavelli taught Europe the art of war it had long been practiced without being known For Niccol Machiavelli war was war and victory the supreme aim to which all other considerations must be subordinated i The Art of War i is far from an anachronism its pages outline fundamental questions that theorists of war continue to examine today making it essential reading for any student of military history strategy or theory Machiavelli believed i The Art of War i to be his most important work, No description available