El Principe / the Prince (Alba)
El PrÃncipe, de NicholÃ¡s Maquiavelo (1469-1527), es una obra clÃ¡sica en materia polÃticay de gran trascendencia dentro de la cultura occidental. Maquiavelo es, ademÃ¡s de un gran teÃ³rico del pensamiento polÃtico, uno de los grandes prosistas en lengua italiana del s. XVI. Atacado por... show more
El PrÃncipe, de NicholÃ¡s Maquiavelo (1469-1527), es una obra clÃ¡sica en materia polÃticay de gran trascendencia dentro de la cultura occidental. Maquiavelo es, ademÃ¡s de un gran teÃ³rico del pensamiento polÃtico, uno de los grandes prosistas en lengua italiana del s. XVI. Atacado por muchos y defendido tambiÃ©n con firmeza, Maquiavelo nos demuestra su talento de escritor y la forma de conseguir y mantener el poder. Con esta obra, escrita cuando ya se habÃa retirado de la vida pÃºblica, Maquiavelo presenta su genio, eminentmente prÃ¡ctico.
Publish date: December 1st 1999
Pages no: 132
Edition language: Spanish
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, Political Science
, Italian Literature
Having now read this book three times I sort of wonder how Machiavelli's name came to represent a sort of politics that involved deceit, manipulation, and backstabbing, because for those who claim that this is what the Prince is about have probably read the wrong book, or probably not read the book ...
The greatness of the book is because the author destroyed a 2000 year old paradigm of thinking about how politics should work and introduced reality in to our way of seeing the world. There is an interesting meta-meta-history regarding this book. He's writing about using history before 1513, mostl...
I'm probably not the best person to say something useful about this book, since I'm neither a historian nor very into politics, but as a reader, I still like to spread my thought about it. If you're looking for an in-depth analysis of the book, this review is not what you're looking for. I decide...
Although it is a blueprint for how to rule over the common people, it has some really great points that carry over into many of life's situations.
Finished “Il principe" written by Machiavelli today. I liked it, it’s interesting and easy to read. The chapters are short so you don’t get tired while reading it. I’m glad I read it by choice and not because I had to study it because otherwise I would have hated it.