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The prince / Niccolo Machiavelli.

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  • ISBN: 9781400128433 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1400128439 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (240 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2008.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Shelly Frasier.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Political science > Early works to 1800.
Political ethics.

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