The Discourses

The Discourses

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Title:The Discourses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140444285
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    The Discourses Reviews

  • Teggan

    Yes, you had to read The Prince, because your professor had to fit something of Machiavelli's into the class, and so she chose the shortest of his works to keep the students bitching to a minimum. The...

  • Bertrand

    The common wisdom goes that Machiavelli's discourses present to the reader the author's republican side, whereas The Prince was more aimed at the 'godlike rulers' - indeed, under the cover of a commen...

  • Charles J

    Niccolò Machiavelli is known today for two things: the adjective “Machiavellian,” and the book from which that adjective is derived, "The Prince," which provides advice for monarchs who accede to...

  • Aen.7.312

    This might be the worst review I've ever written since half of it is going to be my libido talking.Niccolò Machiavelli, the man made of androgen.Choosing the right terminology is a matter of life and...

  • Ben

    I read this along with "The Prince" and (as can be deemed by my review of that work), it was certainly very interesting comparing Machiavelli's views in the two works. In "The Prince" (about contempor...

  • Emre Poyraz

    While Niccolo Machiavelli is famous for his "evil" book, the Prince, I believe this is his real masterpiece. In this book, he tries to identify what can be called the "macro" foundations of a well wor...

  • Falk

    In addition to the eminent and lucid introduction by Professor Mansfield, there are several other good reasons to choose his translation of the Discourses – first of all I found it to have more clar...

  • Kerem

    Principality, Aristocracy, democracy... These "good" ways of government can easily turn into their relevant "bad" ways, tranny, oligarchy, anarchy. Machiavelli states this quite early in the book and ...

  • Andrew

    The Discourses by Niccolo Machiavelli is the famous political schemers treatise on Republican government compared to principality (or dictatorship). He is, of course, famous for his work "The Prince" ...

  • Joe

    This book stands in stark contrast to Machiavelli's most famous work The Prince. On one hand The Prince is viewed as cynical and immoral while on the other The Discourses is considered to be full of p...