niccolo machiavelli author prince considered be first modern political theorist why machiave

Niccolo Machiavelli, author of “The Prince”, is considered to be the first modern political theorist. Why is Machiavelli considered the first modern political observer and discuss his ideas on the relationship between the Prince and God; the importance of honesty in the Prince’s activities, and the meaning of the phrase “The end justifies the means”.