Essays Tagged: "Niccolò Machiavelli"

This essay is a brief analysis of Niccolo' Machiavelli's most famous treatise, "The Prince", written in 1513

This essay is a brief analysis of Niccolo' Machiavelli's most famous treatise, "The Prince", written in 1513. The title page presents this work ...

(4 pages) 191 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Chronological Issues And Their Philosophical Solutions A comparison of 3 European Thinkers and their writtings: John Locke, Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, and Niccolo Machiavelli.

emedies to the social, economic, and political problems faced by its people. Among them are Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, and Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels. Each of the authors' ideas and writings ... each aforementioned philosopher and offer an analysis of how each would criticize the others' ideas.Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy during the 15th century, a time in which the country was in ...

(4 pages) 110 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Power at what Price? Describes Machiavelli and the intentions of his book, "The Prince". Talks about rulers that have followed the ideas in his book: Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein.

Power at what Price?In the early 1500's Niccolo Machiavelli published a book, The Prince on the control of one's power. The book was dedicated to th ... 's good graces and obtain an important government office. Giuliano de Medici died three years after Machiavelli's book was published, but although Machiavelli did gain a reputation in the Medici famil ... n office position. He did, however, acquire international recognition that continues through today. Machiavelli's The Prince offers knowledge, good and bad, on how to successfully maintain an empire, ...

(3 pages) 75 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli.

Niccolo Machiavelli's highly controversial book The Prince succeeds in allowing several oppositions to emerg ... merge. Among these oppositions include fortuna and virtu. These two terms increase the ambiguity of Machiavelli's work. By citing historical cases, this paper will define these two terms, discuss the ... qualities of an individual, above all a prince, which allow him to achieve his goals. For instance, Machiavelli describes Agathocles as an individual who possesses both "powers [virtu] of mind and bod ...

(4 pages) 164 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

The ideas of Machiavelli, Locke, Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Achebe.

a writer uses ideas spanning nearly six centuries before him. The thoughts and writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, William Shakespeare, and John Locke, as well as their premises about nature, are what C ... ocke, as well as their premises about nature, are what Chinua Achebe very closely parallels.Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1530), an Italian writer who is seen as an amoral cynic and who is reputedly assoc ...

(6 pages) 85 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Niccolo Machiavelli.

Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469, and died in 1527. He was a man who lived his life for politics ... is opinions on religion, republicanism and politics while assessing the validity of the claim that "Machiavelli's thought is widely regarded as relevant to modern politics".Machiavelli recognized 'how ... in any human standards to treat people inhumanely. Religion today isn't as noticeable as it was in Machiavelli's time, for now we seem to be run by power instead of Gods religious beliefs.Republicani ...

(3 pages) 99 1 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

"The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli vs. "Book of the Courtier" by Baldassare Castiglione.

neral, and nobility. However, there are some very distinct differences in the philosophy of Niccolo Machiavelli and Baldassare Castiglione. Castiglione advices his readers to practice all things with ... s will fall in their place. He also put high importance on knowledge, gracefulness, and appearance. Machiavelli agrees with Castiglione on some issues, but on others, they strongly differ.Knowledge of ...

(2 pages) 91 1 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

This essay in an evaluation of the importance of the relationship between Niccolo Machiavelli and the powerful Medici family that dominated Florentine politics during the time of Machiavelli.

owerful Medici family had a profound impact on a great many lives, but few to the extent of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527). As a leading political thinker Machiavelli personally dealt with the Medici ... ified especially in The Prince and The History of Florence (Hereafter Istorie); both works in which Machiavelli paid considerable attention to the way the Medici would envisage his work. The relations ...

(15 pages) 161 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Overcoming Barriers to Change.

Niccolo' Machiavelli, a 16th century politician once said, " There is nothing so difficult to implement as ch ...

(3 pages) 203 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Used both Hardball by Chris Matthews and The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

he competing values of efficiency and effectiveness and is dependent on quality leadership. Niccolo Machiavelli's treatise, The Prince and Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows the Ga ... rince was initially published posthumously in 1531-1532. While working for the Soderini government, Machiavelli began to analyze his experiences and observations. His analysis was based on his thought ...

(14 pages) 68 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Machiavelli's "The Prince".

and Roman literature. One of the most famous historians and authors of the Renaissance was Niccolo Machiavelli. He wrote The Prince, which was a guideline on the way a ruler should gain power, and ho ... n different ideas including the way to become a ruler, maintenance of power and ethics and morality.Machiavelli states that there are three possible ways to gain power if the area you are taking over ...

(11 pages) 124 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Humanism in The Renaissance

ge.First, political philosophy was severely changed during the Renaissance due to humanism. Niccolo Machiavelli of Florence, Italy was the main source of change. At this time there was much conflict b ... ource of change. At this time there was much conflict between the cities of Italy. Because of this, Machiavelli wrote a book on his political philosophies to keep the current ruler in power. His book ...

(3 pages) 176 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Political life of Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian statesman, writer, and political theorist. He was born Niccolo di Bernard ... r and rhetoric. He also learned arithmetic later as a teenager. There was not much more known about Machiavelli's early life, but he was said to have worked for a prominent Florence banker in Rome bet ... , but he was said to have worked for a prominent Florence banker in Rome between 1487-1495. Niccolo Machiavelli began his political career at the age of 29 when he was elected to be chancellor and sec ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Prince by Niccole Machiavelli

The controversial Niccolo Machiavelli guides us to be a successful ruler in his novel, The Prince. Machiavelli explains the be ... dici family, but today, anyone can read this book to get some pointers on political issues. Because Machiavelli had ideas that were referable to evil and brutality, he raised a lot of eyebrows, and wa ... better off feared than loved by the people, to not be neutral, and to shun flattery.In Chapter 17, Machiavelli states it clearly that being feared by the people is safer thenbeing loved by them. He e ...

(4 pages) 61 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The prince

, an awe-inspiring series of essays on monarchies written in the early sixteenth century by Niccolo Machiavelli. In this brilliant piece of literature, Machiavelli describes his ideas on how to seize ... pinions derived from many specific events in history to support and prove the numerous arguments of Machiavelli as he describes his perfect ruler. The thoughts and opinions of great minds can be immor ...

(6 pages) 87 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Was "The Prince" Revolutionary?

hat been known as a revolutionary, but one of the most popular ones would be The Prince by Niccolo` Machiavelli. Although some may say that Machiavelli simply wrote down the "obvious" about the rules ... would be worth it in order to maintain power, and the ends justify the means. Throughout this book, Machiavelli states how things are in politics, and how they should be, hence making it revolutionary ...

(5 pages) 29 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

1. Assess the importance of Machiavelli's writings in the making of Modern Europe 2. Upon what basis could early-modern English subjects justify their resistance to their rulers?

1. Assess the importance of Machiavelli's writings in the making of Modern Europe Machiavelli's writings are important because ... strong Prince in the Renaissance from an amoral and objective perspective. This essay will discuss Machiavelli's writings including 'the Prince' and 'discourses on Livy' and its impact on the organis ... nnection between his writing and the importance of it in the making of Early-modern Europe Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince as a guide for those who wish to rule or who were already in possession ...

(6 pages) 46 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Machiavelli: The man behind the legend

Niccolo` Machiavelli, an intelligent Florentine statesman, a passionate philosopher, and a great thinker in t ... es to Modern World. His name remains one of the most controversial names of political history today.Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 3, 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Niccolo ... ical experience in his youth was watching Savonarola from afar. Soon after Savonarola was executed, Machiavelli entered the Florentine government. He was the second in command being secretary of the T ...

(5 pages) 87 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Machiavelli vs. Thoreau (Compare and Contrast Essay)

people yet at the same time preserve its citizens' natural right to be free? The ideas from Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian aristocrat, who published "The Prince" in 1513 for a Medici prince as a guid ... 's "Civil Disobedience" published in 1849, offers a liberal approach on how one should be governed. Machiavelli stresses the importance of maintaining order while Thoreau suggests reform.Although thei ...

(4 pages) 96 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Niccolo Machiavelli(1469 - 1527)Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He is known ... d Florence. A reform movement, begun in 1494, temporarily interrupted their rule in which the young Machiavelli became an important diplomat. When the Medici family regained power in 1512 with the hel ... important diplomat. When the Medici family regained power in 1512 with the help of Spanish troops, Machiavelli was tortured and removed from public life. For the next ten years he devoted himself to ...

(5 pages) 53 1 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy