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MACHIAVELLI, N.: Prince (The) (Unabridged)


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MACHIAVELLI, N.: Prince (The) (Unabridged)

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.

Disc 1

  The Prince (Unabridged)
1.   The Prince 00:02:56
2.   Chapter 1: How Many Kinds Of Principalities There Are… 00:00:52
3.   Chapter 2: Concerning Hereditary Principalities 00:01:37
4.   Chapter 3: Concerning Mixed Principalities 00:05:00
5.   The other and better course is to send colonies to one or two places… 00:03:19
6.   The Romans, in the countries which they annexed, observed closely… 00:04:09
7.   Let any one now consider with what little difficulty the king… 00:05:00
8.   Chapter 4: Why The Kingdom Of Darius, Conquered By Alexander… 00:05:45
9.   Chapter 5: Concerning The Way To Govern Cities Or Principalities… 00:02:49
10.   Chapter 6: Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired… 00:03:40
11.   Those who by valorous ways become princes, like these men… 00:03:51
12.   Chapter 7: Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired… 00:05:35
13.   For the first thing he weakened the Orsini and Colonna parties… 00:04:51
14.   Of these four things, at the death of Alexander, he had accomplished three. 00:05:01
15.   Chapter 8: Concerning Those Who Have Obtained A Principality… 00:05:13
16.   Giovanni, therefore, did not fail in any attentions due to his nephew. 00:04:31

Disc 2

  The Prince (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 9: Concerning A Civil Principality 00:04:10
2.   Therefore, one who becomes a prince through the favour… 00:03:43
3.   Chapter 10: Concerning The Way In Which The Strength Of All… 00:04:08
4.   Chapter 11: Concerning Ecclesiastical Principalities 00:05:46
5.   Chapter 12: How Many Kinds Of Soldiery There Are… 00:05:11
6.   One who did not conquer was Giovanni Acuto… 00:05:04
7.   Chapter 13: Concerning Auxiliaries, Mixed Soldiery, And One's Own 00:03:52
8.   I was not intending to go beyond Italian and recent examples… 00:04:07
9.   Chapter 14: That Which Concerns A Prince On The Subject… 00:05:32
10.   Chapter 15: Concerning Things For Which Men, And Especially Princes… 00:03:17
11.   Chapter 16: Concerning Liberality And Meanness 00:05:09
12.   Chapter 17: Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether… 00:03:23
13.   Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way… 00:03:29
14.   Chapter 18: Concerning The Way In Which Princes Should Keep Faith 00:02:34
15.   But it is necessary to know well how to disguise this characteristic. 00:03:28

Disc 3

  The Prince (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 19: That One Should Avoid Being Despised And Hated 00:04:31
2.   Endless examples could be given on this subject… 00:05:15
3.   Therefore, those emperors who through inexperience had need… 00:05:20
4.   But his son Antoninus was a most eminent man… 00:03:37
5.   I do not wish to discuss Heliogabalus, Macrinus, or Julian… 00:03:04
6.   Chapter 20: Are Fortresses, And Many Other Things… 00:05:02
7.   Princes, especially new ones, have found more fidelity… 00:04:26
8.   Chapter 21: How A Prince Should Conduct Himself As To Gain Renown 00:03:29
9.   Antiochus went into Greece, being sent for by the Aetolians… 00:04:15
10.   Chapter 22: Concerning The Secretaries Of Princes 00:02:49
11.   Chapter 23: How Flatterers Should Be Avoided 00:04:09
12.   Chapter 24: The Princes Of Italy Have Lost Their States 00:03:10
13.   Chapter 25: What Fortune Can Effect In Human Affairs… 00:04:00
14.   Changes in estate also issue from this, for if, to one who governs… 00:03:26
15.   Chapter 26: An Exhortation To Liberate Italy From The Barbarians 00:04:18
16.   Here there is great valour in the limbs whilst it fails in the head. 00:04:11

Total Playing Time: 03:12:04

Machiavelli, Niccolo

Carrington, Nigel

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0031

Barcode: 9781843794592

Physical Release: 2011

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