Political Theory

Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and Erasmus’s “The Education of a Christian Prince” after Half a Millennium


The 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's The Prince and Erasmus's The Education of a Christian Prince provided a fitting opportunity to evaluate their contributions to modern thought and to understand the relation of political power to society in the context of a free, modern, and enterprising civilization.


Conference Readings

Erasmus, Desiderius. The Education of a Christian Prince. Translated by Neil M. Cheshire, Lisa Jardine, and Michael J. Heath. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Machiavelli, Niccolò. The Prince. Translated by William J. Connell. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.