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The Prince - George Bull, Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince
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Academic, Scholarly, Research
Academic, Scholarly, Research
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780140441079 (0140441077)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 154
Edition language: English
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What I am reading
What I am reading rated it
3.0 Secularisation in Europe…what a time
Machiavelli was definitely smart. Considering that he wrote Il Principe in the early 16th century, I am truly amazed about how insightful he was and how good he was in seeing through and analysing politics as well as power structures.Basically, he takes a good, honest look at mankind and their histo...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 Sound Advice for a Budding Ruler
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 ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
3.0 The Prince
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...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
3.0 The Prince
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...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 The Prince
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.
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