The Prince

Author: Nicolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Classic Books Publishing
ISBN: 3941579258
Size: 10.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 57

Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was originally written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.

Utopia

Author: Sir Thomas More (Saint)
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 031212256X
Size: 11.65 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 92

This volume is the first to offer the original English translation of the work in an edition that allows readers to explore in-depth the book's historical and intellectual contexts as well as the circumstances of its reception.

The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Branden Books
ISBN: 9780937832387
Size: 13.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 51

Machiavelli, as the Father of Political Science, continues to be translated and read throughout the world. This latest edition contains many illustrations dealing with The Prince.

The Prince And Other Political Writings

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Everyman Paperback
ISBN: 0460876295
Size: 10.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 88

"The Prince is a mere tabulation of types of government and rulers, and of methods of maintaining them. It is this and no more."—Isaiah Berlin Credited with taking the ethics out of politics and hailed as the father of realpolitik, Machiavelli's name became synonymous with a form of politics that privileged expediency at the expense of morality. Whilst assuming the guise of a traditional 'Mirror of Princes' handbook, The Prince subverts the classical and renaissance conventions of such moralizing tracts. By exploiting the distance between ruler and ruled, Machiavelli encourages his Price to present an image of virtue when necessity dictates he act immorally. the results is a handbook dedicated to a new Price, espousing a politics of necessity with scant concern for justice and Christian morality when the security of the Price's rule is threatened. Set in the context of his earlier political writings, this edition shows how Machiavelli's advice was conditioned by the prevailing political and social culture of Renaissance Italy. His clinical analysis of the dynamics of power, however, is as chilling now as it was then.

Of Bicycles Bakelites And Bulbs

Author: Wiebe E. Bijker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262522276
Size: 15.57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 55

The stories of the safety bicycle, the first truly synthetic plastic, and the fluorescent light bulb -each a fascinating case study in itself- reflect a cross-section of time periods, engineering and scientific disciplines, and economic, social, and political cultures. The bicycle story explores such issues as the role of changing gender relationships in shaping a technology; the Bakelite story examines the ways in which social factors intrude even in cases of seemingly pure chemistry and entrepreneurship; and the fluorescent bulb story offers insights into the ways in which political and economic relationships can affect the form of a technology.

The Church In History

Author: John E. Booty
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819219237
Size: 15.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 61

Explores the subject of church history thematically, addressing four major areas: the Church and its essential nature; how a weak and faltering Church can be renewed and reformed; how Christ, culture, Church, and state relate to one another; and the Church's historical and current understanding of its mission. Original.