Machiavelli's "The Prince" (Cliffs Notes S.)

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Prince, you explore the Italian Renaissance in Florence in the late 1400s and early 1500s, during which Machiavelli was a statesman who took a special interest in observing the distinct intelligence that made certain rulers successful. In a nutshell, The Prince is an analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It remains one of the definitive statements of power and control and is based on what Machiavelli saw, not what he felt or imagined. This study guide carefully walks you through The Prince by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the book. You′ll also explore the life and background of the author. Other features that help you study include A list of people the book explores Glossaries in each chapter to define new terms Critical essays about topics like the vilification of Machiavelli and free will A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books, magazine articles, and Web sites for more study Classic literature or modern modern–day treasure — you′ll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Living in a turbulent time in Florence in the late 1400s and early 1500s, Machiavelli was a statesman who took a special interest in observing the distinct intelligence that made certain rulers successful. The Prince is one of the definitive statements of power and control and is based on what he saw, not what he felt or imagined. These concise supplement to Machiavelli's The Prince helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.

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