Machiavelli's "The Prince" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Machiavelli's "The Prince"
Discusses the role of the church and religion in political philosopher, Machiavelli's text, "The Prince".
# 31380 | 1,150 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2003 in Political Science (Machiavelli, Niccolo) , English (Analysis)

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Machiavelli's work, "The Prince", was written with the express purpose to ingratiate himself with the current ruling family, the Medicis. Religion plays a significant part in "The Prince". The reality that Machiavelli wrote about was that the church would play a significant role in a Prince's ability to maintain control and manage his country. Church and state were, then, one. To Machiavelli, the military is a necessary physical defense of the state. Dictators and totalitarianism find their origin in "The Prince".

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