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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Enzo Decaro Publisher: Verdechiaro Edizioni srl Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Il Principe, grazie alla lungimiranza del suo autore, è il trattato politico per eccellenza: un libro che anticipa il cambiamento invece di rincorrerlo, e che, intercettando gli umori della popolazione, presagisce la naturale conclusione di tutte le lotte che animano il Quattrocento italiano: l'unità d'Italia. Scritto nel 1513, a cinquecento anni di distanza si conferma un testo fondamentale per quanti intendano approfondire non solo la scienza politica, ma riscoprire i grandi classici della letteratura italiana e i frutti imperituri dei maggiori geni rinascimentali, per capire quanto quell'epoca abbia segnato la società nella quale viviamo ancora oggi. Attualizzato grazie alla magistrale trasposizione dall'italiano antico di Paola Giovetti, raffinata esperta linguistica di numerosi classici del pensiero spirituale e non, il capolavoro per eccellenza della dottrina politica italiana viene qui proposto nella vivida interpretazione di Enzo Decaro, così da consentire la piena scoperta dei livelli contenutistici e testuali che rendono, ancora oggi, Il Principe una delle pietre miliari della nostra letteratura. Ambientazioni sonore di Riccardo Cimino.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dean | 6/30/2011

    " Great book to read to understand the thinking of fascists and monarchists. Was on Hitler's, Stalin's, Lenin's and Mussolini's personal bookshelf. Interesting to try and see how they viewed the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 6/28/2011

    " Masterpiece and please read if you want power. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 6/20/2011

    " It was a good read but sometimes quite tedious. I like it mostly because of the historical value of the book as well as the insights I believe it holds. The picture it draws on how men of power thought their power should be used during the renaissance is fascinating! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misha | 6/20/2011

    " Must read. Deep understanding of human nature "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilia | 6/15/2011

    " the best reading to understand the power "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 6/15/2011

    " Evil and brilliant. You need to be familiar with this one, just as you need to not emulate it with all your might. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Petri | 6/13/2011

    " This became one of my favourite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talyn | 6/13/2011

    " Very interesting concepts behind the process and politics of gaining and maintaining power. I'm glad I finally got to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 6/9/2011

    " Quite a long read for such a short book. I do not recommend reading this like any story, just sit and read a few pages every few days and ponder the wisdom within. "

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About the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli, considered one of the great early political analysts, is a historical figure in the turning point from the Middle Ages to the Modern World. He was born in Florence, Italy, on May 3, 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Niccolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility. 

When his literary fame grew, he returned to Florence in 1520, where he became involved in the attempt to reform the city’s constitution. This was the height of Machiavelli’s literary activity and increasing influence. He died within a few weeks of the second expulsion of the Medici in 1527, at the age of 58.