The Annotated The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
For his contribution to political philosophy, Machiavelli is commemorated by this statue at the Uffizi Gallery
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- I. How many kinds of principalities there are, and by what means they are acquired
- II. Concerning hereditary principalities
- III. Concerning mixed principalities
- IV. Why the kingdom of Darius, conquered by Alexander, did not rebel against the successors of Alexander at his death
- V. Concerning the way to govern cities or principalities which lived under their own laws before they were annexed
- VI. Concerning new principalities which are acquired by one's own arms and ability
- VII. Concerning new principalities which are acquired either by the arms of others or by good fortune
- VIII. Concerning those who have obtained a principality by wickedness
- IX. Concerning a civil principality
- X. Concerning the way in which the strength of all principalities ought to be measured
- XI. Concerning ecclesiastical principalities
- XII How many kinds of soldiery there are, and concerning mercenaries
- XIII. Concerning auxiliaries, mixed soldiery, and one's own
- XIV. That which concerns a prince on the subject of the art of war
- XV. Concerning things for which men, and especially princes, are praised or blamed
- XVI. Concerning liberality and meanness
- XVII. Concerning cruelty and clemency, and whether it is better to be loved than feared
- XVIII. Concerning the way in which princes should keep faith
- XIX. That one should avoid being despised and hated
- XX. Are fortresses, and many other things to which princes often resort, advantageous or hurtful?
- XXI. How a prince should conduct himself so as to gain renown
- XXII. Concerning the secretaries of princes
- XXIII. How flatterers should be avoided
- XXIV. Why the princes of Italy have lost their states
- XXV. What fortune can effect in human affairs and how to withstand her
- XXVI. An exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarians
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