The Prince - by Niccolo Machiavelli - NEW BBC Radio Audiobook - cheops
By Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by Peter Constantine, read by Peter Firth with an introduction by BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson.
Peter Firth reads from Peter Constantine's new translation of Niccolo Machiavelli's guidebook on how to seize and maintain political power ( published 3rd January 2008 ).
Machiavelli served the Florentine Republic as a secretary and second chancellor at the turn of the 16th century, but was expelled from public life when the Medici family returned to power in 1512. He wrote The Prince in 1513.
Five episodes of approximately 15 minutes each plus the introduction.
Episode 1: Men Must Either Be Flattered or Eliminated
How to conquer new territory.
Episode 2: The Fox and the Lion
What are the qualities of a successful leader?
Episode 3: The Uses of War
And the wisdom of choosing the lesser evil.
Episode 4: On the Uses of Cruelty
How a successful leader can use cruelty to his advantage.
Episode 5: On the Relationship between the Prince and his Advisers
On the relationship between the Prince and his advisers, and on how to deal with the power of fortune.
Produced by Elizabeth Burke.
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