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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 1

Niccolò Machiavelli

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Genres:

History

Description:

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli. Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal Giulio of Medici, later Pope Clement VII, offered Machiavelli the appointment to write a history of Florence. Although Machiavelli was reluctant to accept, accepting was his only way to regain the good graces of the Medici who had regained power and were in a position to offer him employment and protection. Doing the history also provided a way for Machiavelli’s views to become the “official” history of Florentine and Italian affairs. Once completed, the work was presented officially to Giulio, now Pope, in May of 1526. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.) Per Project Gutenberg, this text was taken from a Universal Classics Library edition, published in 1901 by W. Walter Dunne, New York and London. The translator was not named.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:46