Questions tagged [the-prince]

Questions about the political treatise 'The Prince' ('Il Pincipe', 1513/532) by Niccolò Machiavelli. Use with the tags [niccolo-machiavelli] and [italian-literature].

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Until what year was Machiavelli's The Prince banned in England?

Machiavelli's treatise The Prince, written in the early 16th century and first published in 1532, was placed on the Index of Prohibited Books in 1559. According to Robert Bireley, quoted on Wikipedia, ...
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What does Machiavelli mean on page 29 of The Prince?

What does Machiavelli mean when he says the following in The Prince? he must be a very true friend, or a thoroughly determined enemy of the prince, to keep faith with you. It's on page 29 of this ...
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