"Niccolò Machiavelli, the Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher and humanist, is regarded by many as the founder of modern political science. His most renowned work, The Prince, continues to cause great controversy for its advocacy of immoral and ruthless actions in politics. Due to this notorious text, the term "Machiavellian" is often associated with political deceit and deviousness; nevertheless, Machiavelli’s writings were also an inspiration to Enlightenment proponents of modern democratic political philosophy This comprehensive eBook presents Machiavelli’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Machiavelli’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the treatises and other texts
* All the major works, with individual contents tables
* Features rare translations appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Four translations of The Prince — Edward Dacres, Christian E. Detmold, W. K. Marriott and Ninian Hill Thomson; also includes the original Italian 1540 text
* Two translations of The Art of War — Peter Whitehorne and Henry Neville; also includes the original Italian 1520 text
* Two translations of Discourses on Livy — Henry Neville and Ninian Hill Thomson
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Renaissance texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes Machiavelli’s rare letters and records of missions — available in no other collection
* Features three biographies — discover Machiavelli’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Please note: no known translations of The Mandrake and Machiavelli’s poetry are available at the time of publication."