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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

Niccolò Machiavelli

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). 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 at that time his only possible way to regain the good graces of the Medici. 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. The translator is unknown, but the copyright has been cleared by Wikipedia. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). 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 at that time his only possible way to regain the good graces of the Medici. 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. The translator is unknown, but the copyright has been cleared by Wikipedia. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)
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History

Description:

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). 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 at that time his only possible way to regain the good graces of the Medici. 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. The translator is unknown, but the copyright has been cleared by Wikipedia. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:47