The Prince (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Cambridge University Press, 9780521349932, 190pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 1988
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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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