The Prince (Marriott)

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The Prince  (1513) 
by Niccolò Machiavelli, translated by W. K. Marriott






THE PRINCE
by Nicolo Machiavelli

Translated by W. K. Marriott







CONTENTS

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
THE MAN AND HIS WORK


The Prince

DEDICATION


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










The Prince - Title page


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Original:
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.
 
Translation:
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