- Narrated by: Hannibal Hills
- Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
- Release date: 07-13-21
Machiavelli, 2nd Edition AudioBook Summary
Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has since become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question, Quentin Skinner traces the course of Machiavelli’s adult life, from his time as Second Chancellor of the Florentine republic, during which he met with kings, the pope, and the Holy Roman Emperor; to the fall of the republic in 1512; to his death in 1527. It was after the fall of the Republic that Machiavelli composed his main political works: The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence.