The Prince

The Prince Author Nicolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 3941579258
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 190
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Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was originally written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.



Utopia

Utopia Author Sir Thomas More (Saint)
ISBN-10 031212256X
Release 1999
Pages 236
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This volume is the first to offer the original English translation of the work in an edition that allows readers to explore in-depth the book's historical and intellectual contexts as well as the circumstances of its reception.



The Prince

The Prince Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 9780937832387
Release 2002-07-16
Pages 140
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Machiavelli, as the Father of Political Science, continues to be translated and read throughout the world. This latest edition contains many illustrations dealing with The Prince.



The Prince and Other Political Writings

The Prince and Other Political Writings Author Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 0460876295
Release 1995-10-15
Pages 176
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"The Prince is a mere tabulation of types of government and rulers, and of methods of maintaining them. It is this and no more."—Isaiah Berlin Credited with taking the ethics out of politics and hailed as the father of realpolitik, Machiavelli's name became synonymous with a form of politics that privileged expediency at the expense of morality. Whilst assuming the guise of a traditional 'Mirror of Princes' handbook, The Prince subverts the classical and renaissance conventions of such moralizing tracts. By exploiting the distance between ruler and ruled, Machiavelli encourages his Price to present an image of virtue when necessity dictates he act immorally. the results is a handbook dedicated to a new Price, espousing a politics of necessity with scant concern for justice and Christian morality when the security of the Price's rule is threatened. Set in the context of his earlier political writings, this edition shows how Machiavelli's advice was conditioned by the prevailing political and social culture of Renaissance Italy. His clinical analysis of the dynamics of power, however, is as chilling now as it was then.



Of Bicycles Bakelites and Bulbs

Of Bicycles  Bakelites  and Bulbs Author Wiebe E. Bijker
ISBN-10 0262522276
Release 1997
Pages 380
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The stories of the safety bicycle, the first truly synthetic plastic, and the fluorescent light bulb -each a fascinating case study in itself- reflect a cross-section of time periods, engineering and scientific disciplines, and economic, social, and political cultures. The bicycle story explores such issues as the role of changing gender relationships in shaping a technology; the Bakelite story examines the ways in which social factors intrude even in cases of seemingly pure chemistry and entrepreneurship; and the fluorescent bulb story offers insights into the ways in which political and economic relationships can affect the form of a technology.



The Church in History

The Church in History Author John E. Booty
ISBN-10 9780819219237
Release 2003-01-03
Pages 222
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Explores the subject of church history thematically, addressing four major areas: the Church and its essential nature; how a weak and faltering Church can be renewed and reformed; how Christ, culture, Church, and state relate to one another; and the Church's historical and current understanding of its mission. Original.



Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Emperor of the Romans

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus  Emperor of the Romans Author Marcus Aurelius
ISBN-10 1150571209
Release 2009-12
Pages 120
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1882 Original Publisher: Comelius H. Shaver Subjects: Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy / History



The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ Author Thomas (à Kempis)
ISBN-10 0486431851
Release 2003
Pages 139
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This classic, second only to the Bible for religious instruction and inspiration, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life.



Siddhartha

Siddhartha Author Hermann Hesse
ISBN-10 9781465551566
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 153
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Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigmaof man's role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple's role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt - a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of a strugglewith his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge.



The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales Author Arthur Quiller-Couch
ISBN-10 9781606600191
Release 2011-09
Pages 128
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Contains four classic fairy tales accompanied by colorful illustrations featuring princesses, charms, and whimsy.



The Prince Annotated 1000 Copy Limited Edition

The Prince  Annotated  1000 Copy Limited Edition Author Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1772261602
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 108
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Machiavelli draws on his extensive historical knowledge and experience as a statesman to examine the reasons that Kings, Emperors, Dukes and governments have thrived or crumbled, while highlighting the principles that guided them. In each case Machiavelli suggests a set of principles that any leader would find difficult to follow, but impossible to ignore. The Prince has had a profound influence on political thought over the past 500 years, so much so that the term 'Machiavellian' is used to describe one who deceives and manipulates others. This is likely derived from Machiavelli's view that "it is often necessary to act against mercy, against faith, against humanity, against frankness, against religion, in order to preserve the state." Machiavelli continues to provide an understanding of how world leaders think, and why certain decisions are made. A must read for the politically inclined and those interested in world events and the affairs of state.



Life Is a Dream La Vida Es Sue o

Life Is a Dream La Vida Es Sue  o Author Pedro Calderon de la Barca
ISBN-10 9780486424736
Release 2002-12-06
Pages 208
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Presents a bilingual version of the classic seventeenth-century Spanish play about an imprisoned prince who is returned to the outside world.



The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca

The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca Author Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1468026321
Release 2011-12-04
Pages 44
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It appears, dearest Zanobi and Luigi, a wonderful thing to those who have considered the matter, that all men, or the larger number of them, who have performed great deeds in the world, and excelled all others in their day, have had their birth and beginning in baseness and obscurity; or have been aggrieved by Fortune in some outrageous way. They have either been exposed to the mercy of wild beasts, or they have had so mean a parentage that in shame they have given themselves out to be sons of Jove or of some other deity. It would be wearisome to relate who these persons may have been because they are well known to everybody, and, as such tales would not be particularly edifying to those who read them, they are omitted. I believe that these lowly beginnings of great men occur because Fortune is desirous of showing to the world that such men owe much to her and little to wisdom, because she begins to show her hand when wisdom can really take no part in their career: thus all success must be attributed to her. Castruccio Castracani of Lucca was one of those men who did great deeds, if he is measured by the times in which he lived and the city in which he was born; but, like many others, he was neither fortunate nor distinguished in his birth, as the course of this history will show.



Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume Author Albert Kretschmer
ISBN-10 9780486461427
Release 2007-10-19
Pages 104
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Ranging from the elegant garments worn by citizens of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the dramatic clothing of nineteenth-century French, English, and German societies, this stunning pictorial encyclopedia chronicles the full sweep of historic dress through the centuries. Carefully gathered from a rare portfolio originally published in 1906, over one thousand detailed engravings are presented here in a continuous chronological format. An unparalleled history of costume design, this collection includes the garb of kings and laborers ... ladies and warriors ... peasants and priests. Scores of accessories are also illustrated, including shoes, jewelry, wigs, and hair ornaments, along with furniture, musical instruments, and weaponry from a fascinating array of time periods. Exquisitely rendered and magnificent in scope, the Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume is a visual delight for designers, artists, historians, and everyone captivated by fashion's timeless allure.



Evangeline and Other Poems

Evangeline and Other Poems Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ISBN-10 9780486112145
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 80
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Includes the memorable "The Skeleton in Armor," "The Arsenal at Springfield," "Mezzo Cammin," "The Rhyme of Sir Christopher" (from Tales of a Wayside Inn), "Aftermath" and "Divina Commedia." Cambridge Edition.



The Kidnapped Prince

The Kidnapped Prince Author Ann Cameron
ISBN-10 9780307770226
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 160
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Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Gratitude

Gratitude Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 9781509822799
Release 2015-11-19
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Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing. As Dr Sacks looked back over his long, adventurous life his final thoughts were of gratitude. In a series of remarkable, beautifully written and uplifting meditations, in Gratitude Dr Sacks reflects on and gives thanks for a life well lived, and expresses his thoughts on growing old, facing terminal cancer and reaching the end. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and travelled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.