Be Like the fox: Machiavelli'S Lifelong Quest for Freedom [Audiobook] download free by Erica Benner

Be Like the fox: Machiavelli'S Lifelong Quest for Freedom Audiobook download free by Erica Benner
  • Listen audiobook: Be Like the fox: Machiavelli'S Lifelong Quest for Freedom
  • Author: Erica Benner
  • Release date: 2017/12/7
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Stationery
  • ISBN: 9781846147074
  • Rating: 8.77 of 10
  • Votes: 865
  • Review by: Minh Jacobsen
  • Review rating: 9.55 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/7
  • Duration: 4H50M31S in 256 kbps (76.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WavPack, WMA, FLAC, MP3, WAV (compression LHA, ZIP, TBZ2, RAR, TAR.Z, JAR)
  • Total pages original book: 384
  • Includes a PDF summary of 35 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 26M23S (7 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017LONGLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION CROWN 2017'Lively, compulsively readable, fluently written and unshowily erudite' Guardian'A gripping portrait of a brilliant political thinker, who understood the dangers of authoritarianism and looked for ways to curb them even though independent speech had become impossible' The New Yorker'A ripping read . . . fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' TelegraphNiccolo Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes; where the wealthy elite grew richer at the expense of their fellow citizens. In times like these, many looked to crusading religion to solve their problems, or they turned to a new breed of leaders - super-rich dynasties like the Medici or military strongmen like Cesare Borgia; upstarts from outside the old ruling classes. In the republic of Florence, Machiavelli and his contemporaries faced a choice: should they capitulate to these new princes, or fight to save the city's democratic freedoms?Be Like the Fox follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes. Masterfully interweaving his words with those of his friends and enemies, Erica Benner breathes life into his penetrating, comical, often surprising comments on events. Far from the cynical henchman people think he was, Machiavelli emerges as his era's staunchest champion of liberty, a profound ethical thinker who refused to compromise his ideals to fit corrupt times. But he did sometimes have to mask his true convictions, becoming a great artist of fox-like dissimulation: a master of disguise in dangerous times.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Western Philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, C 500 To C 1600, History Of Western Philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy, Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, Biography: Literary, Politics & Government, Biography: General, European History, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Misce
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 38.84 USD
  • Dimensions: 160x238x34mm
  • Weight: 636g
  • Printed by: ALLEN LANE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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