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    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Shanti Gurung History 101 Professor Montague 20 November, 2015 After disintegrative patterns of fourteenth century, a remarkable recovery of Europe took place that encompassed a revival of arts and letters in the fifteenth century, and a religious renaissance in the sixteenth century known as the Reformation. Machiavelli argues for the centralization of authority around a single figure through his book ‘The Prince’ which had a great impact in the Renaissance period and continues to hold same impact on today's politicians. However people have been debating its view points over time. Basically, Machiavelli is giving instructions to the principalities who are not hereditary prince, on how to…

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    named after Niccoló Machiavelli, the Italian author of The Prince. While the term has gained a wider usage in modern times to describe cruelty or ruthlessness for the benefit of an individual, Machiavelli argued the use of such underhanded tactics only for rulers in order to strengthen their holdings. The Prince is meant to be a handbook to establish the proper code of conduct for a ruler of a state, nation, or principality. It advocates a new political, social, and moral value structure that…

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    The Prince 1.) Machiavelli wrote The Prince because he wanted to win the favor of Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici by dedicating him the book. He also just wanted to give general advice on leadership and power, as well as draw attention to his belief that a prince should be more successful over being good and honest. 2.) The major themes of The Prince are Love vs Fear; a prince should be loved to stay in power, but his people should also have a sense of fear from him so they obey him. Power;…

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    Machiavelli's The Prince

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    Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Sir Thomas More’s Utopia are seminal political treatise that examine in great detail the nature of virtue in humanity. While the concept of virtue and politics in both texts are crucial to both works, the way in which they are treated by the respective authors is divergent and in some circumstances completely polarised. Consideration of the environmental factors and historical influences surrounding both texts gives insight into the variation of virtue in the texts.…

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    Machiavelli's The Prince

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    The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli, is a political treatise/non-fiction book written as a guide for how to be an effective ruler. Machiavelli intends to guide rulers on how to seize a country and how to destroy an enemy. He writes about rulers of his time and the things they did well and did not do so well. His purpose was to right a book to advise the aristocracy in what they should do to rule effectively so government would be run in the way his mind pictured it. He told the world the truth…

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    Machiavelli's The Prince

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    medium” between virtue and vice. Therefore, he states that only true happiness can be obtained through the cultivation of the virtues that complete a human life. In The Prince, Machiavelli uses two words a great deal of times: “virtue and fortune.” Machiavelli actually rejects Aristotle’s virtues in moderation through his book, The Prince. Machiavelli explains, in a hard-nosed realist point of view, human nature. Essentially, he explains thats human beings are wretched creatures who are only…

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    Maple Chen Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince was written during the 16th century, in opposition to the contemporary ideals of human perfection. Machiavelli had served in the Florentine government as a diplomat and statesman from 1498 to 1512 and wrote The Prince after being exiled from Florence when the French invaded. The book was written to impress ducal ruler Giuliano de Medici, a dominant family in Florence at the time. In The Prince, Machiavelli talks about the need for a strong ruler in…

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    Machiavelli's The Prince

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    The first piece of evidence to suggest Machiavelli is the prince is seen in the Dedicatory Letter. Machiavelli states, “... no greater gift could be made by me than to give you the capacity to be able to understand...all that I have learned and understood in so many years...” (Prince, dedication). This statement suggests that Machiavelli is persuading Lorenzo de Medici that his involvement in politics and his knowledge of the ancients make him an invaluable adviser. Thus proving that intellect…

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    Machiavelli The Prince

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    Machiavelli full name was Niccolo Di Bernardo dei Machiavelli he was a writer, an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher and a humanist of the Renaissance period. Niccolo Machiavelli was the author of the story "the prince." The prince was about a man who wanted power. Machiavelli wrote the prince as a way to serve as a handbook for rulers about their reign. Throughout the work, he stated that he is not interested in the modern day utopias and the republics. He was only concerned…

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    In Machiavelli’s book “The Prince” he discusses methods to achieve a powerful position for those seeking power and how to maintain it, as well as getting people to submit to their authority. According to Machiavelli, a Prince must heed his book’s teachings and present themselves as a man who should be either feared or loved by the citizens of his kingdom with no exceptions if he wishes to rule with no constraints. But what steps must a prince take to be feared or loved and reign successfully? Or…

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