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The Prince
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Niccolò Machiavelli´s brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks´s acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli´s no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli´s life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed The Prince , you might like Plato´s Republic , also available in Penguin Classics. ´A gripping work, and a gripping translation´ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ´Tim Parks´s swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity´ Boyd Tonkin, Independent

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Stand: 22.05.2018
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Introducing Hegel
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Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.

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Stand: 28.04.2018
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Essay on Man
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Echoing Milton´s purpose in Paradise Lost, Pope says his aim in An Essay on Man is to ´´vindicate the ways of God to man´´- to explain the existence of evil and explore man´s place in the universe. In a comprehensive introduction, Tom Jones describes the poem as an investigation of the fundamental question of how people should behave in a world they experience as chaotic, but which they suspect to be orderly from some higher point of view. The introduction provides a thorough discussion of the poem´s attitudes, themes, composition, context, and reception, and reassesses the work´s place in history. Extensive annotations to the text explain references and allusions.

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Stand: 23.05.2018
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An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
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One of philosophy´s most widely read books and the best introduction to Hume´s other works, this 1748 treatise offers an accessible account of the author´s provocative notions about the limitations of the mind. Topics include the logical coexistence of free will and determinism and the deficiencies of religious doctrine.

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Stand: 05.05.2018
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Hobbes: Leviathan
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Thomas Hobbes´ Leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language. Written in a time of great political turmoil (Hobbes´ life spanned the reign of Charles I, the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, and the Restoration), Leviathan is an argument for obedience to authority grounded in an analysis of human nature. Since its first publication in 1991 Richard Tuck´s edition of Leviathan has been recognised as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much amplified and expanded introduction, which will provide students unfamiliar with Hobbes with a cogent and accessible introduction to this most challenging of texts. Other vital aids to study include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes´ text. Hobbes´ Leviathan is arguably one of the greatest works of political philosophy. Since its first publication Richard Tuck´s edition of Leviathan has been recognized as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much amplified introduction.

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Stand: 23.05.2018
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Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction als eBoo...
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Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction:A Very Short Introduction Jerry Brotton

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Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction:A Very Short Introduction Jerry Brotton

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Introduction to English Renaissance Comedy als ...
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Introduction to English Renaissance Comedy: Alexander Leggatt

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Stand: 23.05.2018
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The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introducti...
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The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction: Cheryl A. Wall

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The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introducti...
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The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction:Very Short Introductions Cheryl A. Wall

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Stand: 23.05.2018
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