Reference Writers: Nicolo Machiavelli


Nicolo Machiavelli Archive

machiavelli - rather thin peasant-ish character in 16th century robes

“I pour myself out as fully as I can in meditation on the subject, discussing what a principality is, what kinds there are, how they can be acquired, how they can be kept, why they are lost: and if any of my fancies ever pleased you, this ought not to displease you: and to a prince, especially to a new one, it should be welcome: therefore I dedicate it to his Magnificence Giuliano”.

The Prince (1513)

The Art of War (1520)

Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius (1513)


Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, publ. 1882