Book Review – The PRNCE by Sulaiman Oladokun
Review a 'Prince' – the man and the power
[T] he wise man should always follow the roads that have been beaten by great men and imitate those who have most excelled, so it can not achieve perfection, you can at least acquire something of its flavor. Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince, 1513 by Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Translated by WK Marriott Prince other wise known as the principle is widely regarded as one of the most influential books on politics, especially in the acquisition, perpetuation and use of political power. It is a political treaty a public servant and political theorist Machiavelli's Florence. It was written around 1513 but not published until 1532, five years after the death of Machiavelli's comments continue to resonate with politicians, students and academics. No intention of his writing in a scientific treatise on political theory, Machiavelli wrote The Prince to win the favor of the ruling family of the Medici, which offers advice about how a prince can gain and retain power. Treaty is not truly representative of the work published in his lifetime, but it is certainly the most remembered, and the person responsible of "Machiavellian" in widespread use as a pejorative term. In 1959, it was proposed by historian Garrett Mattinly that the book could be a satire, instead by Machiavelli's real conviction, because Machiavelli was an advocate of classical republicanism. This is plausible because the book was written after exile from Florence returningmedici the family, which has imposed a theocracy Florence.Machiavelli democratic justification for rule by force rather than by law. Consequently, the Prince seems to justify a series of actions is not only perpetuate power. This is a classic study of energy – how to get it, develop it and use it for maximum views effect.The developed by Machiavelli in The Prince may seem extreme. However, his life was spent in Florence at a time of political conflict continues. Consequently, the main value Machiavelli emphasized the need for stability in a prince. The theories expressed in The Prince has been venerated as shrewd and clever methods aspiring prince can use to get the throne, or an existing prince can be used to establish and maintain reign. According to Machiavelli, moral principles must yield to all the circumstances, particularly in cases in squalid, inhumane actions necessary. It is imperative that the prince is willing to do whatever is necessary to maintain power, but, Machiavelli asserts strongly that above all, Prince should not be hated. It gives a concise answer on whether or not a prince to be feared or loved, he says, ".. a wise prince should establish what is your own testimony and not to others, you should try to avoid hatred, as noted. "He also said that" it is better to be both feared and loved, however, if we can not be at the same time, it is better to be feared than loved. "Opening of the Prince's speech sets out methods for effective governance in several types of principalities (eg acquired recently inherited). Machaivali tells the reader, is a member of the Florentine aristocracy, the best way to acquire, preserve and protect the state. Methods described in preaching war and cruelty. Next, Machiavelli explains the qualities the ideal prince should possess, in CEIOPS model Borgia. They are still cited in modern texts on leadership. The characteristics of an effective political leader were as follows:
- a desire to imitate the behavior of great men, like those of ancient Rome, in particular, the book is written in the Renaissance
- the ability to illustrate how the government is necessary for the welfare of the population, for example, perhaps demonstrating the consequences of Rule Tomobe performance by temporarily relaxing control
- dedication the art of war – if only for survival status
- I understand that apparent cruelties and vice may be essential for maintaining stability and power
- caution regarding the payments of their own wealth
- make an effort to appear religious to influence the vulgar. Machiavelli exalts King Ferdinand of Spain to use the cloak of religion to invade Italy many times – praised the tactic but hate the invasion of Italy by other monarchs.
- the wisdom to seek guidance and advice when necessary
It seems that Machiavelli does not take into account the relationship between etihics and politics, which worries many of his contemporaries. Machiavelli actually departs from the traditional virtue in altering the connection between ethics and politics to change the conception of virtue for a prince. The prince should strive to be seen as caring, reliable, friendly, honest and religious. But in reality the rights of the prince rarely allow it to be truly compassionate, etc. The final chapters are somewhat concerned about the situation in Italy the time of writing (including "an exhortation to liberate Italy barbarians"). These are the chapters: Chapter I: How many classes There are principalities, and how they are acquired · Chapter II: the principalities ON CHAPTER III • Hereditary: COMMON CHAPTER PRINCIPALITIES ° IV: why the reign of Darius, conquered by Alexander did not rebel against the successors of Alexander to his death ∙ CHAPTER V: The way to govern cities or principalities which were under their own laws before they are attached CHAPTER VI ·: SUBJECT PRINCIPALITIES new ones are acquired by their own weapons and VII • CHAPTER PRINCIPALITIES new capacity is acquired, either by the arms of the other Good or FORTUNE CHAPTER VIII, which must have obtained a principality by evil CHAPTER IX °: IN a civil principality Chapter • X: the way in which the strength of all principalities should be measured CHAPTER XI: XII CONCERNING ecclesiastical principalities CHATER ·: How many types of soldiers are there and MERCENARY FOR CHAPTER XIII: SUBJECT auxiliary soldiers and a mixed'S own Chapter XIV ·: one for a prince OBJECT ART OF WAR CHAPTER XV: THINGS about actions than men, and especially princes, are praised or blamed XVI ·: ON liberality and stinginess Chapter XVII: cruelty and clemency, and whether it is better to be loved or feared Chapter XVIII: on the way princes should keep CHAPTER XIX FE ·: to avoid being despised and hated CHAPTER XX: are strengths, and many other PRINCES often use things, beneficial or harmful? Chapter XXI: How a prince should behave to gain popularity · Chapter XXII: Princes SECRETARIES ON CHAPTER XXII: HOW SHOULD be avoided flattering ° XXIV, the princes of Italy lost their states · Chapter XXV: What can make a fortune in human affairs, and how to resist their · Chapter XVI: an exhortation to liberate Italy from the Barbarians Author Nicolo Machiavelli THE 1469-1527, Italian philosopher and political state, a diplomat of the remuneration of the Republic of Florence, born in Florence, Italy, May 3, 1469 into a prominent family, Niccolo Machiavelli received a classical education quality and typical of the Renaissance humanist tradition Italian. For much of the life of Machiavelli, the Medici family was the ruling class in Italy. However, when the Medici family briefly lost influence in 1494, Machiavelli was appointed a position in the new Florentine Republic. In his new role, Machiavelli had access to the major political and military leaders of Europe and has traveled extensively observe the inner workings of Foreign Affairs firsthand. As secretary of defense of the Florentine Republic, which replaced the militia of citizens for the system of mercenaries. Thanks to diplomatic missions, met power politics, the meeting of leaders like Caesar Borgia. alluded to several times in the Prince. However, in 1512 the Medici family in Florence returned to power, and Machiavelli was arrested on charges of conspiracy against the new regime. He was tortured, and many released and forgiven as soon retired to the interior of Florence, where he wrote many books including: The art of war history of Florence, the discourse on Livy and prince. The Republic of Florence has been restored, but not Machiavelli was appointed to his previous position, because many thought they had too many ties with family Medici. Machiavelli died later that same year, Florence June 22, 1527. His "ideal" prince is a tyrant and amoral calculation could unite Italy. Despite the connotation of the term ruthless achiavellian works, such as voice (1531) and the history of Florence (1532) express republican principles. Machiavelli also wrote poems and plays, including comedy (1524) Mandragola. The Prince was published in 1532, five years after his death.the Prince (1532) he wrote after the overthrow of the Republic was forced into exile describes how a leader can gain and retain power. It is widely regarded as one of the foundational texts of Western political science, and represents a fundamental shift in government attitude and image. From the Encyclopaedia Britannica Concise. Copyright © 1991 by Columbia University Press.
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