This paper argues that The Prince should be read as bearing uncomfortably specific policy recommendations, namely for the work's dedicatee Lorenzo de' Medici to kill his uncle Pope Leo X and the college of cardinals to begin unifying Italy. In support of the argument, the paper develops Machiavelli's parallel construction between Chapters Six and Twenty-Six, where he mysteriously omits Romulus from a list of great founders whose example should be emulated. In short, Chapter Twenty-Six is an integral, integrated part of The Prince.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||History of Political Thought|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science