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The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli

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Genres:

History

Description:

The Prince has long been both praised and reviled for its message of moral relativism and political expediency. Although a large part is devoted to the mechanics of gaining and staying in power, Machiavelli's end purpose is to maintain a just and stable government. He is not ambiguous in stating his belief that committing a small cruelty to avert a larger is not only justifiable but required of a just ruler. Machiavelli gives a vivid portrayal of his world in the chaos and tumult of early-sixteenth-century Florence, Italy, and Europe. He uses both his contemporary political situation and that of the classical period to illustrate his precepts of statecraft.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shelly Frasier

Length:

3h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

25:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:35