The Prince

By Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella et al. | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
Dedicatory Preface5
I How Many Kinds of Principalities There Are and the Way They Are Acquired7
II On Hereditary Principalities7
III On Mixed Principalities8
IV Why the Kingdom of Darius, Occupied by Alexander, Did Not Rebel Against His Successors after the Death of Alexander16
V How Cities or Principalities Should Be Governed that Lived by Their Own Laws Before They Were Occupied18
VI On New Principalities Acquired by One's Own Arms and Skill20
VII On New Principalities Acquired with the Arms of Others and by Fortune23
VIII On Those Who Have Become Princes Through Wickedness29
IX On the Civil Principality33
X How the Strength of All Principalities Should Be Measured37
XI On Ecclesiastical Principalities39
XII On the Various Kinds of Troops and Mercenary Soldiers41
XIII On Auxiliary, Mixed, and Citizen Soldiers46
XIV A Prince's Duty Concerning Military Matters49

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