Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli audiobook

Prince

By Niccolò Machiavelli
Read by Nigel Carrington

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The Prince is a sixteenth-century treatise that systematically charts the best strategies for successful governing. It unapologetically places realism above idealism, showing would-be kings how to get what they want while appearing to be generous and honorable, and it advocates that the means—cruelty, duplicity, and terror—justify the ends of secure monarchical rule. But it can also be read as the work of a secret republican subtly undermining the despotism of the ruling Medici family. Hugely influential for nearly five centuries, and the reason the word “Machiavellian” has its place in English, The Prince retains its status as the archetypal political primer.

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The Prince is a sixteenth-century treatise that systematically charts the best strategies for successful governing. It unapologetically places realism above idealism, showing would-be kings how to get what they want while appearing to be generous and honorable, and it advocates that the means—cruelty, duplicity, and terror—justify the ends of secure monarchical rule. But it can also be read as the work of a secret republican subtly undermining the despotism of the ruling Medici family.

Hugely influential for nearly five centuries, and the reason the word “Machiavellian” has its place in English, The Prince retains its status as the archetypal political primer.

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Author Bio: Niccolò Machiavelli

Author Bio: Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence in 1469. In 1498 he received an appointment to the chancellery of the Florentine Republic, serving as both an administrator and a diplomat. He was associated with political leaders throughout Italy, most significantly, Cesare Borgia, presumably the model for The Prince.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 3.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English