The Art of War

The Art of War

And, The Prince

Book - 2005
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This special edition of "The Art of War" by Machiavelli & "The Prince" by Machiavelli unites both of Machiavelli's renowned volumes on strategy together, so that the philosophy and mechanisms for obtaining power and managing power may be seen as a single entity.

Possessed of a great intellect, Niccolo Machiavelli was uniquely suited to examine and explain the important details of statecraft. Machiavelli, like Plato, Pythagoras and Confucius two hundred odd decades before him, saw only one method by which a thinking man, himself not powerful, might do the work of state building, by seizing the imagination of a Prince. With these writings, he has influenced the history of the world.

Machiavelli has so influenced human civilization that the very term: Machiavellian, has come to mean that which is characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning. A prime example is his advice: "A wise prince, when he has the opportunity, ought with craft to foster some animosity against himself, so that, having crushed it, his renown may rise higher." His advice, on this and other suggested intrigues, has been heeded by various heads of state for over four hundred years.

Other special edition books in this series dealing with the subject of warfare and strategy include:
The Art of War By Sun Tzu - Special Edition
The Art of War By Mao Tse-tung - Special Edition
The Art of War By Baron De Jomini - Special Edition

Alternative Title: Prince
Publisher: El Paso, TX : El Paso Norte Press, 2005.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9780976072683
Branch Call Number: 355.02
JC143 .M1463 2005
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 21 cm.


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