Beschreibung des Verlags
The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. The chapters are dedicatedf 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.
A must-read if you have an interest in politics. This is not your average feel-good, politically correct stuff, it's a practical handbook for actual princes, despots and other rulers of the time. Basically, this is the "Ruling an Italian state for Dummies".