Machiavelli: Prince of Politicians?
Read more about Machiavelli, the father of modern political theory.
Of Love and Fear: Machiavelli's "The Prince"
In 1512, de Medinci had been restored to power. Machiavelli, a Florentine public official, fell from favor, and was exiled to the countryside, where he devoted himself to studies of antiquity. In 1513, Machiavelli presented "The Prince" to de Medinci, hoping to regain favor; but the effort failed.