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 Post subject: Machiavelli's "The Prince"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:09 pm 
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We've just bought a new translation of The Prince and it makes cracking good reading. The translator's name is Peter Constantine and he writes with a flow that is often lacking in book translations. If you have ever tried to read "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco, you will know what I mean !

I've only just started it, but much of is written could have been written today. It shows that human nature doesn't change or learn from the past.

Has anyone else read it ?


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 Post subject: Re: Machiavelli's "The Prince"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:19 pm 
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I read it years and years ago as part of the art history section of my degree as I was studying Italian Pre-renaissance and it had much reference to the Medici.
I don't remember much of it, to be honest. It was a philosophy that slipped me by. (although the student union bar may have had a lot to answer for too)

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