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The Prince  is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It includes 26 chapters and an  opening dedication to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language  the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government. He does so in hope of pleasing and enlightening  the Medici family. The book's 26 chapters can be divided into four sections: Chapters 1–11 discuss the different types of principalities or  states, Chapters 12–14 discuss the different types of armies and the proper conduct of a prince as military leader,  Chapters 15–23 discuss the character and behavior of the prince, and Chapters 24–26 discuss Italy's desperate  political situation. The final chapter is a plea for the Medici family to supply the prince who will lead Italy out of  humiliation. The types of principalities
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course ECON 131 taught by Professor Dfsfddsf during the Spring '11 term at Université Paris 12 - Val-de-Marne.

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