The Prince

by Nicolo Machiavelli

Written c. 1505, published 1515

Translated by W. K. Marriott

 Chapter I 
How Many Kinds Of Principalities There Are, And By What Means They Are Acquired

 Chapter II 
Concerning Hereditary Principalities

 Chapter III 
Concerning Mixed Principalities

 Chapter IV 
Why The Kingdom Of Darius, Conquered By Alexander, Did Not Rebel Against The Successors Of Alexander At His Death

 Chapter V 
Concerning The Way To Govern Cities Or Principalities Which Lived Under Their Own Laws Before They Were Annexed

 Chapter VI 
Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired By One's Own Arms And Ability

 Chapter VII 
Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired Either By The Arms Of Others Or By Good Fortune

 Chapter VIII 
Concerning Those Who Have Obtained A Principality By Wickedness

 Chapter IX 
Concerning A Civil Principality

 Chapter X 
Concerning The Way In Which The Strength Of All Principalities Ought To Be Measured

 Chapter XI 
Concerning Ecclesiastical Principalities

 Chapter XII 
How Many Kinds Of Soldiery There Are, And Concerning Mercenaries

 Chapter XIII 
Concerning Auxiliaries, Mixed Soldiery, And One's Own

 Chapter XIV 
That Which Concerns A Prince On The Subject Of The Art Of War

 Chapter XV 
Concerning Things For Which Men, And Especially Princes, Are Praised Or Blamed

 Chapter XVI 
Concerning Liberality And Meanness

 Chapter XVII 
Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared

 Chapter XVIII 
Concerning The Way In Which Princes Should Keep Faith

 Chapter XIX 
That One Should Avoid Being Despised And Hated

 Chapter XX 
Are Fortresses, And Many Other Things To Which Princes Often Resort, Advantageous Or Hurtful?

 Chapter XXI 
How A Prince Should Conduct Himself As To Gain Renown

 Chapter XXII 
Concerning The Secretaries Of Princes

 Chapter XXIII 
How Flatterers Should Be Avoided

 Chapter XXIV 
The Princes Of Italy Have Lost Their States

 Chapter XXV 
What Fortune Can Effect In Human Affairs, And How To Withstand Her

 Chapter XXVI 
An Exhortation To Liberate Italy From The Barbarians