One morning he assembled the people and the senate of Syracuse, as if he had to discuss with them things relating to the Republic, and at a given signal the soldiers killed all the senators and the richest of the people; these dead, he seized and held the princedom
of that city without any civil commotion.
Where the old land surveyor had put down woods, lakes, and rivers, they marked out the cleared spaces, and dotted the villages and towns, and calculated the progressively increasing value of the territory, as if there were yet a prospect of its ultimately forming a princedom
In the part of the sub-continent that became Pakistan in 1947, before the arrival of the British there was a Sikh kingdom roughly comprising the former Punjab province (now divided between India and Pakistan) which once included much of the present province of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa (where Hassan's story is set), another kingdom in Sindh, and a scattering of mutually suspicious tribal princedoms
and fiefdoms in the area called Balochistan.
In Chapter 7 of The Prince, "Concerning New Princedoms
Acquired by Other Men's Armed Forces and Through Fortune," Machiavelli tells us how Cesare Borgia's allies, the Orsini, who were one of the most powerful noble families of Rome, launched a conspiracy against him in 1503.
(29) The political structure of the sultanate was weak, with a number of autonomous satellite princedoms
in the west.
(10.) The usual sense of is "several states" or "multiple princedoms
." The translation here follows Shoku Nihongi, ed.
As ISIL/NOSRA strive to fragment the region into princedoms
and kingdoms fighting amongst themselves, certain Lebanese had not been daunted by Israel's occupation of Beirut and Lebanon, the minister added.
And after these King Arthur for a space, And thro' the puissance of his Table Round, Drew all their petty princedoms
under him, Their king and head, and made a realm, and reign'd.
To suggest to such commentators that Machiavelli's challenge to associating good with "imagined states and princedoms
" might be largely justified and that one might draw upon him to strengthen moral philosophy is to invite incredulity.
Judea was, after all, only one of the princedoms
, but as its ideas gained traction in the Greek and Roman world, they would have also found receptive ears among culturally similar Canaanite minorities.
rarely formed coherent territorial units.