The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli

Table of Contents

  1. How many kinds of Principalities there are, and by what means they are acquired
  2. Concerning Hereditary Principalities
  3. Concerning Mixed Principalities
  4. Why the Kingdom of Darius, conquered by Alexander, did not rebel against the successors of Alexander at his death
  5. Concerning the way to Govern Cities or Principalities which lived under their own laws before they were annexed
  6. Concerning new Principalities which are Acquired by one’s own arms and ability
  7. Concerning new Principalities which are Acquired either by the arms of others or by good fortune
  8. Concerning those who have obtained a Principality by Wickedness
  9. Concerning a Civil Principality
  10. Concerning the way in which the Strength of all Principalities ought to be measured
  11. Concerning Ecclesiastical Principalities
  12. How many kinds of Soldiery there are, and Concerning Mercenaries
  13. Concerning Auxiliaries, mixed soldiery, and one’s own
  14. That which Concerns a Prince on the Subject of the Art of War
  15. Concerning things for which Men, and especially Princes, are Praised or Blamed
  16. Concerning Liberality and Meanness
  17. Concerning Cruelty and Clemency, and whether it is Better to be Loved than Feared
  18. Concerning the way in which Princes should keep Faith
  19. That one should avoid being Despised and Hated
  20. Are Fortresses, and many other things to which Princes often resort, advantageous or hurtful?
  21. How a Prince should conduct himself so as to gain Renown
  22. Concerning the Secretaries of Princes
  23. How Flatterers should be Avoided
  24. The Princes of Italy have lost their States
  25. What Fortune can effect in Human Affairs, and how to withstand Her
  26. An Exhortation to Liberate Italy from the Barbarians

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