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Niccolo Machiavelli, Quentin Skinner (Editor), Russell Price (Editor)
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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 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.

Pocock and Quentin Skinner in the 1970s, stresses the work's republicanism and locates Machiavelli in a republican tradition that starts with Aristotle (384-322 bc) and continues through the organization of the medieval city-states, the renewal of classical political philosophy in Renaissance humanism, and the establishment of the contemporary American republic. Machiavelli composed The Prince as a practical guide for ruling (though some scholars argue that the book was intended as a satire and essentially a guide on how not to rule). This goal is evident from the very beginning, the dedication of the book to Lorenzo de' Medici, the ruler of Florence. Niccolo Machiavelli, often referred to as simply Machiavelli, was an Italian diplomat, politician, philosopher, writer, and poet of the Renaissance period.

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