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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: General Books (25 Dec 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1151051020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1151051028
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm

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Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.


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Niccolò Machiavelli wurde am 03.05.1469 in San Casciano in Val di Pesa geboren und starb am 22.06.1527 in Florenz. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
More representative of Machiavelli 29 Mar 2010
By C. Westman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Read the Prince? Think Machiavelli is a power-grabbing loon? Read this and think again. In the Discourses on Livy, Machiavelli studies the history of the Roman Republic, compares it to Italy in the Renaissance, and attempts to found a theory of political stability based upon the people, and not the elitist monarchs. One of the first works to recognize the people as superior decision makers to the state.
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A truely great evaluation of government 21 Nov 2007
By Charles W. Long - Published on Amazon.com
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I am glad that I had read and re-read Titus Livy before reading this book. Doing so is not an absolute necessity, but I think it helps.

This fantastic book reveals how the governments of ancient Rome, renaissance Florence, and, if you will, modern America are confronted with nearly identical problems, and it is also made clear that nobody has worked out solutionw much superior to those embrassed by the leaders of Republican Rome. We would all be better off if our leaders could be required to read this book.

In THE PRINCE the author provides a renaissance monarch a survival kit for coping with the problems he would likely face. In the DISCOURSES we are treated to a much broader analysis of a better and more viable system of government which is amazingly similar to what the Founding Fathers of the United States tried to achieve. Alas, as with the Roman Republic, ours has, because of its current massiveness and complexity, appeared to have lost sight of what once made it great.
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Horrible Kindle edition of Great Book 5 April 2012
By Franklin Schmidt - Published on Amazon.com
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Machiavelli gets 5 stars and this Kindle edition gets 1 star for an average of 3 stars. The Kindle edition doesn't have a clickable table of contents. So get this book, but not this Kindle edition.
Super Awesome!! 20 July 2013
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This is Great for my classroom. Got merchandise at a Great price, arrived quickly, and in great condition. Great seller!
the discourses of machiavelli. 9 April 2013
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it is a step above the prince. in its own way it is the federalist papers. four more words required.
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