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The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince (1532) is a 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 honourable, and 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

The Prince (1532) is a 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 honourable, and 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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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

The Prince (1532) is a 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 honourable, and 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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nigel Carrington

Length:

3h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:10