What was Machiavelli's purpose in writing the prince?

A. Machiavelli wanted to sell enough copies so that he could buy the position of "prince" in florence

B. He wanted to return the Italian peoples loyalty back to the Catholic Church

C. Machiavelli was revealing to the poor how to over come bad fortune

D. It was intended to advise the prince how to acquire and maintain principalities

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  • 8 years ago
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    None of your options.

    Machiavelli had lost his political office and been imprisoned for a while when the Medicis regained control of Florence in 1512.He wrote 'The Prince' and presented it to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici as a gift in the hope of getting his old government job back.

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  • 8 years ago

    I believe it was D. I remember studying that it was to advice monarchies how to act

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