Western Civilization Assignment
Essays should be 700 to 900 words long, double-spaced with normal margins, in a 12 font, and your name and a title at the top. Indicate paragraph separation by indenting the first line rather than adding additional space. The essay should be in formal English, using proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. Late papers may be downgraded 10% for every day late. Again, 700 words is the minimum requirement. Failure to follow through on these guidelines will result in a less than desirable grade. Save the essay with your last name and Primary Source Essay 4 as the title.
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Assignment Selections: Western Civilization Assignment
1. Read Machiavelli’s, The Prince, chapters 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, at:
As you are reading, be aware that this translation is old and that there are two words used in a rather archaic sense. One is “mean.” According to Merriam Webster online, mean can be defined as stingy or “sparing or scant in giving or spending.” “Liberal” is also used in an archaic sense. According to Merriam Webster it can mean: “marked by generosity: openhanded as in a ‘liberal giver.’”
Using this source and your text, write an essay of 700 to 900 words exploring the following questions: