Machiavelli 's Principles Of Princedom

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Machiavelli’s Principles of Princedom When reading The Prince by Niccoló Machiavelli, one will find a vast list of ways a prince should and should not act/rule. Many of the references Machiavelli makes, expands from Europe to Egypt. The propositions in this book go back to the fifteenth century and early sixteenth century. Starting with who Machiavelli is, the purpose of this paper is to explain some of his philosophies on how an ideal prince rules and acts, along with the conditions of his time era in Florence, to get a better understanding on how Machiavelli’s Principles of Princedom are correct. Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was born, May 3, 1469, in Florence, Italy. He was a diplomat for fourteen years during the Medici family 's exile. “When the Medici family returned to power in 1512, Machiavelli was dismissed and briefly jailed. He then wrote The Prince, a handbook for politicians on the use of ruthless, self-serving cunning, inspiring the term "Machiavellian" and establishing Machiavelli as the ‘father of modern political theory’” ( Editors). In 1494 when the Medici family fell Machiavelli became a diplomat in Italy’s Florentine Republic. During this time he “earned a reputation for deviousness, enjoying shocking his associates by appearing more shameless than he truly was” ( Editors). In 1512 the Medici family came back into power, tortured, jailed, and banished Machiavelli from any political involvement in Florence

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