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Machiavelli Niccolo - The Prince

Machiavelli Niccolo - The Prince

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 The Prince
by
 Nicolo Machiavelli
Translated by W. K. MarriottA Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication
 
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli, trans. W. K. Marriott
 
is a publication of the Pennsylvania StateUniversity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind.Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her ownrisk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone associ-ated with the Pennsylvania State University assumes any responsibility for the material con-tained within the document or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way.
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli, trans. W. K. Marriott
 ,
the Pennsylvania State University,
 Elec-tronic Classics Series
, Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, Hazleton, PA 18202-1291 is a Portable DocumentFile produced as part of an ongoing student publication project to bring classical works of lit-erature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them.Cover Design: Jim ManisCopyright © 2001 The Pennsylvania State University
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3Machiavelli
The Prince
by
Nicolo Machiavelli
Translated by W. K. Marriott
Nicolo Machiavelli, born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. From1494 to 1512 held an official post at Florence which in-cluded diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, 1512; later exiled and returned toSan Casciano. Died at Florence on 22nd June 1527.
INTRODUCTION
Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on 3rd May 1469.He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli,a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di StefanoNelli, his wife. Both parents were members of the oldFlorentine nobility.His life falls naturally into three periods, each of whichsingularly enough constitutes a distinct and importantera in the history of Florence. His youth was concurrentwith the greatness of Florence as an Italian power underthe guidance of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Il Magnifico. The down-fall of the Medici in Florence occurred in 1494, in whichyear Machiavelli entered the public service. During hisofficial career Florence was free under the government of a Republic, which lasted until 1512, when the Medicireturned to power, and Machiavelli lost his office. TheMedici again ruled Florence from 1512 until 1527, whenthey were once more driven out. This was the period of Machiavelli’s literary activity and increasing influence;but he died, within a few weeks of the expulsion of the

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