Machiavelli intended to write a handbook for princes, a type of work common since the fourth century C.E., yet his work stands out as a classic treatise that has transformed our understanding of politics and political theory.
Did he really write a handbook for princes (rulers of states)? Your paper should be a minimum of three pages in length.Prepare two lists:
1. List all the ways the prince GETS power (at least 5),
2. List the ways the prince KEEPS power (at least 5). Use The Prince as the basis for your paper.
A short but excellent introduction to Machiavelli can be found in Rice/Grafton, The Foundations of Early Modern Europe (Chapter 4). You may use any online sources.