The Prince

Peter Firth reads from Peter Constantine's new translation of Niccolo Machiavelli's guidebook on how to seize and maintain political power.

Episodes

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01Men Must Either Be Flattered or Eliminated20080107

How to conquer new territory. With an introduction from BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

01Men Must Either Be Flattered or Eliminated2008010720080108 (R4)

How to conquer new territory. With an introduction from BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

02The Fox and the Lion20080108

What are the qualities that make a successful leader?

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

02The Fox and the Lion2008010820080109 (R4)

What are the qualities that make a successful leader?

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03The Uses of War20080109

The wisdom of choosing the lesser evil.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

03The Uses of War2008010920080110 (R4)

The wisdom of choosing the lesser evil.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

04On the Uses of Cruelty20080110

How the successful leader uses cruelty to his advantage.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

04On the Uses of Cruelty2008011020080111 (R4)

How the successful leader uses cruelty to his advantage.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

05On the Relationship between the Prince and his Advisers20080111

How to deal with the power of fortune.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

05On the Relationship between the Prince and his Advisers2008011120080112 (R4)

How to deal with the power of fortune.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

01Men Must Either Be Flattered Or Eliminated20080107

How to conquer new territory.

With an introduction from BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson

02The Fox And The Lion20080108

What are the qualities of a successful leader?

03The Uses Of War20080109

And the wisdom of choosing the lesser evil.

04On The Uses Of Cruelty20080110

How a successful leader can use cruelty to his advantage.

05 LAST20080111

On the relationship between the Prince and his advisers, and on how to deal with the power of fortune.