This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Sony Reader, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Sony Reader, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. "All states, all powers, that have held and hold rule over men have been and are either republics or principalities. Principalities are either hereditary, in which the family has been long established; or they are new. The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain. Such dominions thus acquired are either accustomed to live under a prince, or to live in freedom; and are acquired either by the arms of the prince himself, or of others, or else by fortune or by ability. ..." - Excerpted from "The Prince" TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter I: How Many Kinds Of Principalities There Are Chapter II: Concerning Hereditary Principalities Chapter III: Concerning Mixed Principalities Chapter IV: Why The Kingdom Of Darius, Conquered By Alexander Chapter V: Concerning The Way To Govern Cities Or Principalities Chapter VI: Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired Chapter VII: Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired Chapter VIII: Concerning Those Who Have Obtained A Principality Chapter IX: Concerning A Civil Principality Chapter X: Concerning The Way In Which The Strength Chapter XI: Concerning Ecclesiastical Principalities Chapter XII: How Many Kinds Of Soldiery There Are Chapter XIII: Concerning Auxiliaries, Mixed Soldiery Chapter XIV: That Which Concerns A Prince On The Subject Of War Chapter XV: Concerning Things For Which Men, And Especially Princes Chapter XVI: Concerning Liberality And Meanness Chapter XVII: Concerning Cruelty And Clemency Chapter XVIII(*): Concerning The Way In Which Princes Should Keep Chapter XIX: That One Should Avoid Being Despised And Hated Chapter XX: Are Fortresses, And Many Other Things To Which Princes Chapter XXI: How A Prince Should Conduct Himself So As To Gain Renown Chapter XXII: Concerning The Secretaries Of Princes Chapter XXIII: How Flatterers Should Be Avoided Chapter XXIV: Why The Princes Of Italy Have Lost Their States Chapter XXV: What Fortune Can Effect In Human Affairs Chapter XXVI: An Exhortation To Liberate Italy From The barbarians
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January 21, 2010
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