The Prince
Historical Fiction
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Widely read for its insights into history and politics, The Prince is one of the most provocative works of the Italian Renaissance.

Based on Niccolò Machiavelli’s observations of the effectiveness of both ancient and contemporary statesmen, the rules for governing set forth in his manual were considered radical and harsh by his contemporaries and shocking to many since then.

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance.

He is one of the main founders of modern political science. He was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic.

He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, poetry, and some of the most well-known personal correspondence in the Italian language.

His position in the regime of Florence as Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence lasted from 1498 to 1512, a period in which the Medici were not in power.

Machiavelli’s most well-known writing was, however, after this period, during the time when the Medici recovered power, and Machiavelli was removed from all positions of responsibility.
Katharine Ashe
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2018-06-26 16:57:10
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