The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

Narrator: Joseph Wycoff

Unabridged: 3 hr 8 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Author's Republic

Published: 03/14/2022

Genre: Philosophy - History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical

Synopsis

Given the tumultuous political era in which he lived, Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), the Italian Renaissance author, philosopher, historian and diplomat, had a front-row seat to observe the political machinations, power struggles and dynastic changes in Renaissance Europe. He would compile these observations in "The Prince," which would swiftly gain a reputation both as a simple treatise on how to achieve and wield political power as well as an immoral, by-the-numbers account of how tyrants can seize and maintain dictatorships. As a result of the teachings in this book, Machiavelli's very name has become an adjective - "Machiavellian" - that has come to denote political deception, cold-blooded calculation and the use of treachery as a means to seize power. It is presented here in its original and unabridged format, translated from the Italian by Luigi Ricci.

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