View Full Version : the political situation in The Prince

09-03-2007, 04:33 AM
My question is, what were the political situations, which prompted Machiavelli to write the Prince? its hard to decipher. I mean, I know that at the time, Italy was humiliated because so many others from foreign countries were coming in and ruling their states. but what were the problems besides that?

12-04-2007, 11:20 PM
By his dedication I atually think his motivation for writing the Prince in truth was to suck up and to but out his opinion on the subject. From what I gather he wrote it specifically for Lorenzo Di Piero De' Medici like an advice book. It was more of a two cents type of book rather then the country is in trouble and I think this will help

10-08-2009, 04:38 PM
I swear I know this. Can't think of it at the moment but I will get back to ya.