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Audiobooks by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Strategy Masters: The Prince, The Art of War, and The Gallic Wars Audiobook

Strategy Masters: The Prince, The Art of War, and The Gallic Wars

Author: Julius Caesar, Niccolo Machiavelli, Sun Tzu Narrator: Robert Brinkman, Seth Thompson Release Date: January 2021

Learn from the best military strategists of history how best to fight your battles in Strategy Masters. This collection includes three major military and political strategy texts: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, and The Gallic Wars by Julius Caesar. These three books, though written specifically about military and political strategies, are frequently cited by modern business strategists as insightful looks at human nature and philosophy. The Prince – The main philosophy in The Prince is that a good ruler is one that always works for the benefit of the state, even when this requires acting immorally or unethically. Basically, the ends justify the means, even if the means are killing innocent people, blackmailing, and being deceitful. Whether this key idea is agreed with or not, its impact on political thought cannot be denied. The Art of War - Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of the most well-known works of military tactical writing in the world. Written in 500 B.C. in China, this book presents military strategies and wisdom that has been enjoyed for over 2000 years. Leaders across generations have been inspired the ideas of Sun Tzu – his management philosophies can apply to both a battlefield and a board room. The Gallic Wars - During Julius Caesar’s reign over Rome, he fought and led in several large battles across the continent, seeking to expand the empire and unite the continent into one large dominion. For 9 years, his conquests took place against Germanic and Celtic people who opposed the Roman Empire. The Gallic Wars is his narrative retelling of this conquest. It is often studied by students of the Latin language for its clarity and for its representation of the important political and historical issues of the Roman Empire’s inhabitants.

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The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings: Business Strategy Collection Audiobook

The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings: Business Strategy Collection

Author: Miyamoto Musashi, Niccolo Machiavelli, Sun Tzu Narrator: Kevin Theis, Thomas Rode Release Date: October 2020

This audiobook contains three of the most notable works on strategy: The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings.

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Il Principe: di Niccolò Machiavelli Audiobook

Il Principe: di Niccolò Machiavelli

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Renzo Clerico Release Date: October 2020

Il principe (titolo assegnato nell'edizione originale postuma di Antonio Blado e poi unanimemente adottato, ma il titolo originario era in lingua latina: De Principatibus, 'Sui principati') è un saggio critico di dottrina politica scritto da Niccolò Machiavelli nel 1513, nel quale espone le caratteristiche dei principati e dei metodi per conquistarli e mantenerli. Si tratta senza dubbio della sua opera più nota e celebrata, quella dalle cui massime (spesso superficialmente interpretate) sono nati il sostantivo 'machiavellismo' e l'aggettivo 'machiavellico'. L'opera non è ascrivibile ad alcun genere letterario particolare, in quanto non ha le caratteristiche di un vero e proprio trattato. Da una parte è vero che nel periodo umanista si erano molto diffusi i trattati sul sovrano ideale, anche chiamati speculum principis (ossia specchi del principe), i quali elencavano tutte le virtù che un sovrano avrebbe dovuto avere per poter governare correttamente, prendendo spunto dalla storia e dai classici latini e greci. Dall'altra l'opera del Machiavelli si pone espressamente in forte rottura con quella tradizione, giungendo di fatto a rivoluzionare per sempre la concezione della politica e del buon governo per un principe, ricevendo a tale proposito aspre critiche dei suoi contemporanei.

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The Prince Audiobook

The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: James Acton Release Date: August 2020

"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." How can a prince rise to power? What must he do to remain in it? What is expected of a good ruler? Which is better-to be feared or to be loved? Offering an explicit insight into the minds of a ruler, here is a practical handbook and a political treatise exploring the attainment, maintenance and utilization of political power in the Western world. It warns that if a state is not governed properly it shall collapse on the ruler. It describes the art and craft of war. It elaborates on the qualities of a prince and his prudence. It gives lessons in statesmanship and on judging the strength of principalities. The world's most influential-and controversial-treatise on politics Composed in exile and published posthumously, The Prince is Niccolò Machiavelli's legacy and the foundation of modern political theory. Drawing on his firsthand experiences as a diplomat and military commander in the Florentine Republic, Machiavelli disregards the rhetorical flourishes and sentimentality typically found in sixteenth-century mirrors for princes-guides instructing noblemen in the fine art of ruling-and gets straight to practical matters: how to eliminate rivals, when to use force, whether it is better to be loved or feared.

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The Prince Audiobook

The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Saeid Eslam-Zadeh Release Date: July 2020

Niccolò Machiavelli wrote The Prince in 1513. He was the Italian diplomat and political theorist. This treatise is Machiavelli’s advice to the current ruler of Florence on how to stay in power; the book is dedicated to Lorenzo de’ Medici. The treatise makes a clear break from the Western tradition of political philosophy that preceded him. Before Machiavelli, politics was strictly bonded with ethics and politics being defined as the morality of individuals in social groups or organized communities. He tries to divorce politics from ethics and make a framework for the study of politics. He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy or political science. Most philosophers before him had defined a good leader as humble, moral and honest. But Machiavelli denied that notion. He believed cruelty can be better than kindness. He said: “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot have both.” This version of the book is translated by Mahmood Mahmood to Persian (Farsi) and narrated by Saeid Eslam Zadeh. The Persian version of The Prince’s audiobook is published by Maktub worldwide.

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The Prince  (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Prince (Unabridged)

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Brian Morris Release Date: June 2020

“The Prince” is considered one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially in modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is considered more important than any abstract ideal. It is also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of time on how to consider politics and ethics.

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The Prince Audiobook

The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: David Medlow Release Date: May 2020

A short treatise on how to acquire power, create a state, and keep it, The Prince represents Machiavelli’s effort to provide a guide for political action based on the lessons of history and his own experience as a foreign secretary in Florence.

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The Prince Audiobook

The Prince

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Seth Thompson Release Date: January 2020

While Machiavelli worked and played an active role in shifting the ruling powers in Europe, he developed a political philosophy based on the belief that the unity of the state is above all else. Because Machiavelli lived in such tumultuous times, he placed a lot of value on acting to unite the state. By “the state,” he means any organization of power. As you can guess from the title of the audiobook, most of Machiavelli’s phrasing revolves around princedoms, or monarchies ruled by a prince, but he writes that the principles can be applied to any sort of organized political power. In The Prince, it is asserted that a good ruler is one that works for the benefit of the state at all times, even when this requires acting immorally or unethically. Basically, the ends justify the means, even if the means are killing innocent people, blackmailing, and being deceitful.This idea was contentious then and now – many people believe that rulers should act with kindness and lawfulness above all, rather than bending ethics to achieve the ends they want. Throughout The Prince, Machiavelli uses the term “virtue” to describe the traits that were necessary for the security of the state. Machiavelli’s ideal virtues are not necessarily those of benevolence and kindness, but of bravery, pride, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to continue state unity. Machiavelli also spends a good bit of the audiobook reflecting on the means by which a ruler gains their power, as well as the traits a ruler should espouse. He asserts that a ruler who has gained their power by luck or without difficulty is able to rise to the top faster but is oftentimes unable to sustain the power long-term. On the other hand, a ruler who works to achieve their greatness will be able to maintain their power longer, even at the cost of doing things that may be perceived as lawless. He introduces the term “criminal virtue” to refer to those who achieve their power by acting immorally, but acting with the long-term goal of unity in mind. Told in a straightforward manner and with a depth of understanding that comes from having a front-seat to the turmoil of Renaissance Italy’s government, this audiobook still stands as one of the most impactful works of political theory centuries later.

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300 citações da filosofia renascentista: Recolha as melhores citações Audiobook

300 citações da filosofia renascentista: Recolha as melhores citações

Author: Francis Bacon, Michel Montaigne, Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Fábio Godinho Release Date: January 2020

Familiarize-se com os mais importantes filósofos da Renascença, Michel de Montaigne, Francis Bacon e Maquiavel, o autor de O Príncipe. Estas figuras moldaram a filosofia ocidental; mergulham profundamente nas suas obras e pensamentos com uma selecção das citações essenciais introduzindo as suas principais ideias e delineando com clareza a estrutura da sua obra.

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300 citas de la filosofía del Renacimiento: Colección las mejores citas Audiobook

300 citas de la filosofía del Renacimiento: Colección las mejores citas

Author: Francis Bacon, Michel Montaigne, Niccolo Machiavelli Narrator: Benjamin Asnar Release Date: January 2020

Familiarícese con los más importantes filósofos del Renacimiento, Michel de Montaigne, Francis Bacon y Maquiavelo, el autor de El Príncipe. Estas figuras han dado forma a la filosofía occidental[AUTHOR| ] profundiza en sus obras y pensamientos con una selección de las citas esenciales que introducen sus principales ideas y delinean la estructura de su trabajo con claridad.

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Aprenda estratégia com Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Napoleon ...: Recolha as melhores citações Audiobook

Aprenda estratégia com Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Napoleon ...: Recolha as melhores citações

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte, Niccolo Machiavelli, Sun Tzu Narrator: Fábio Godinho Release Date: January 2020

Aprenda estratégia com 300 citações de Napoleão Bonaparte, Sun Tzu e Maquiavelli. O Príncipe é a mais famosa das obras de Maquiavel; dá instruções muito claras, precisas e realistas sobre como ganhar e manter o poder, a fortuna e a glória, por vezes à custa de outros. Escrito em 1513, é um dos tratados políticos mais temidos e odiados, considerado como sendo o primeiro trabalho em que o efeito que o líder deseja alcançar é tomado como mais importante do que qualquer ideal abstracto ou valor ético que o possa impedir de tomar medidas imorais. Seleccionámos para si 100 das melhores citações de O Príncipe, confiando que poderá usar a sua eficiência e esperteza para dirigir os seus próprios assuntos de uma forma poderosa sem cair numa armadilha moral. Sun Tzu era um venerado general chinês, estratega e filósofo. Ele é creditado com um dos mais influentes tratados militares jamais escritos, A Arte da Guerra. Inúmeros líderes inspiraram-se neste trabalho, desde Mao Tse Tung ao General Douglas MacArthur. É tão poderosa e directa que continua a influenciar muitos outros domínios para além do pensamento militar, como tácticas empresariais, estratégia legal, empreendedorismo, e mais além. Seleccionámos de si 100 das citações mais poderosas de Sun Tzu, para que adquira uma nova compreensão na dinâmica interpessoal, estratégia, e vida quotidiana. Napoleão Bonaparte foi uma das maiores figuras militares de sempre. Ele subiu à proeminência durante a Revolução Francesa, depois da qual continuou a subir cada vez mais alto até ser coroado Imperador dos Franceses. Depois passou a controlar toda a Europa continental, antes da derrota final de 1815. Hoje, as suas campanhas são estudadas em todas as escolas militares, a sua política liberal teve um forte legado em todo o mundo, e ele continua a ser uma das figuras políticas mais célebres e controversas da história ocidental. O estilo de Napoleão é claro, conciso, por vezes apaixonado, sempre grandioso; seleccionámos para si 100 das suas melhores citações, para que se familiarize com esta figura intensa e adquira uma melhor compreensão da história do mundo que ele ajudou a moldar.

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Aprende estrategia con Sun Tzu, Maquiavelo, Napoleón...: Colección las mejores citas Audiobook

Aprende estrategia con Sun Tzu, Maquiavelo, Napoleón...: Colección las mejores citas

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte, Niccolo Machiavelli, Sun Tzu Narrator: Benjamin Asnar Release Date: January 2020

Aprende estrategia con 300 citas de Napoleón Bonaparte, Sun Tzu y Maquiavelo. El Príncipe es la más famosa de las obras de Maquiavelo[AUTHOR| ] da instrucciones muy claras, precisas y realistas sobre cómo ganar y mantener el poder, la fortuna y la gloria, a veces a expensas de otros. Escrito en 1513, es uno de los tratados políticos más temidos y odiados, considerado como la primera obra en la que el efecto que el líder desea lograr es tomado como más importante que cualquier ideal abstracto o valor ético que pueda impedirle tomar medidas inmorales. Hemos seleccionado para usted 100 de las mejores citas de El Príncipe, confiando en que podrá utilizar su eficiencia e ingenio para dirigir sus propios asuntos de manera poderosa sin caer en una trampa moral. Sun Tzu fue un venerado general chino, estratega y filósofo. Se le atribuye uno de los tratados militares más influyentes jamás escritos, El Arte de la Guerra. Incontables líderes se han inspirado en este trabajo, desde Mao Zedong hasta el General Douglas MacArthur. Es tan poderoso y directo que sigue influyendo en muchos ámbitos distintos del pensamiento militar, como las tácticas empresariales, la estrategia legal, el espíritu empresarial y más allá. Hemos seleccionado de ustedes 100 de las citas más poderosas de Sun Tzu, para que adquieran una nueva comprensión de la dinámica interpersonal, la estrategia y la vida cotidiana. Napoleón Bonaparte fue una de las más grandes figuras militares de la historia. Alcanzó la prominencia durante la Revolución Francesa, después de lo cual siguió subiendo más y más alto hasta que fue coronado Emperador de los Franceses. Luego pasó a controlar toda la Europa continental, antes de la derrota final de 1815. Hoy en día, sus campañas se estudian en todas las escuelas militares, su política liberal ha tenido un fuerte legado en todo el mundo y sigue siendo una de las figuras políticas más célebres y controvertidas de la historia occidental. El estilo de Napoleón es claro, conciso, a veces apasionado, siempre grandioso[AUTHOR| ] hemos seleccionado para ustedes 100 de sus mejores citas, para que conozcan esta intensa figura y comprendan mejor la historia del mundo que él ayudó a moldear.

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