Makaveli. Machiavelli discusses in Chapter Nineteen how to avoid being and the teachings in Machiavelli’s “The Prince” has given me a new. Machiavelli has created a ruthless guide on how to rule the country in his volume “The Prince”. The book is dedicated to Lorenzo De Medici, the ruler of Florence. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes , the SparkNotes The Prince Study Guide has everything you need to ace.
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The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power.
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It includes 26 chapters and an opening dedication to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli’s intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government.
He does so in hope of pleasing and enlightening the Medici family. The book’s 26 chapters can be divided into four sections: Chapters makaevli the different types of principalities or states, Chapters discuss the different types of armies and the proper conduct of a prince as military leader, Chapters discuss the character and behavior of the prince, and Chapters discuss Italy’s desperate political situation.
The final chapter is a plea for the Medici family to supply the prince who will lead Italy out of humiliation. Hereditary principalities, which are inherited by the ruler Mixed principalities, territories that are annexed to the ruler’s existing territories.
New principalities, which may be acquired by several methods: Ecclesiastical principalities, namely the Papal States belonging to the Catholic church. A prince must always pay close attention to military affairs if he wants to remain in power.
Machiavelli lists four types of armies:. Mercenaries or hired soldiers, which are dangerous and unreliable Auxiliaries, tbe that are loaned to you by other rulers—also dangerous and unreliable. Native troops, composed of one’s own citizens or subjects—by far the most desirable kind. Mixed troops, a combination of native troops and mercenaries or auxiliaries—still less desirable than a completely native army.
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It is better to be cruel than merciful. It is better to break promises if keeping them would be against one’s interests. Princes must avoid making themselves hated and despised; the goodwill of the people is a better defense than any fortress.
Princes should undertake great projects fhe enhance their reputation. The rulers of Italy have lost their states by ignoring the political and military principles Machiavelli enumerates.
Fortune controls half of human affairs, but free will controls the rest, leaving the prince free to act. However, few princes can adapt their actions to the times. The final chapter is an exhortation to the Medici family to follow Machiavelli’s principles and thereby free Italy from foreign domination. Next Prnce The Prince.
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