ISBN10: 1613823509 ISBN13: 9781613823507 Publisher: Simon & Brown Published: May 1 2012 Pages: 124 Language: English
The Prince (Italian: Il Principe il 'print?ipe]) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (Of Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but "long before then, in fact since the first appearance of The Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings"