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Essay on Criticism, An

By: Alexander Pope

...An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poem is not as much an original analysis as it is a compilation of Pope's various literary opinions. A reading of the poem makes it clear that he is addressing not so much the...

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Prince, The (Version 3)

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

...alities). But the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the Mirror of Pri...

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Magna Carta

By: Unknown

...long historical process that has led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta was originally created because of disagreements between the Pope, King John and his English barons over the rights of the King. Magna Carta required the king to renounce certain rights and respect certain legal procedures and to accept that the will of the king could be bound by law. ...

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