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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (10 Nov. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521349931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521349932
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
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Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text.

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In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This new edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text.


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