Niccolò Machiavelli´s brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks´s acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli´s no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli´s life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed The Prince , you might like Plato´s Republic , also available in Penguin Classics. ´A gripping work, and a gripping translation´ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ´Tim Parks´s swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity´ Boyd Tonkin, Independent
Between 1348 and 1715, western Europe was fraught with turmoil, beset by the Black Plague, numerous and bitter religious wars, and frequent political revolutions and upheavals. Yet the Europe that emerged from this was vastly different from the Europe that entered it. By the start of the 18th century, Europe had been revitalized and reborn in a radical break with the past that would have untold ramifications for human civilization. This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and scholar sheds new light on this critical period by exploring the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century to the onset of the Enlightenment in the 18th century. It explains how these startling changes came about; the social, economic, and political factors that helped steer Europe away from the Middle Ages and into the modern world; the kinds of patterns we can see during this time; and how these centuries were critical to the entire narrative of history and have contributed to the Western world we know today. Professor Fix covers a remarkable breadth of subjects relating to European history from 1348 to 1715. While religion, politics, wars, and economics dominate this period, he also pays close attention to art, exploration, science, and technology. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew C. Fix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000253/bk_tcco_000253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Indian Renaissance, The: India´s Rise After A Thousand Years Of Decline:India´s Rise after a Thousand Years of Decline Sanjeev Sanyal
China Renaissance, The: The Rise Of Xi Jinping And The 18th Communist Party Congress: Writers, Artists And Editors Of The South China Morning Post
Denmark, 1513-1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy:The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy Paul Douglas Lockhart
The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France (Text Only):ePub edition R. J. Knecht
About national and international power in the ´´modern´´ or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the ´´new monarchies´´ in W. Europe.
Virtuous Living: An African Renaissance:Africa´s rebirth can only come out of moral regeneration in order for her people to rise from persistant social ills Solomon Nkesiga
Travels of a Renaissance Man is one man´s experience discovering what lies beyond the cities and borders of America. Ezekiel Phillips´ travel journey began in 2007 when popular television personality and philanthropist Tavis Smiley, along with his pastor Bishop Noel Jones, showed love by sponsoring Phillips on a mission trip to the African city of Accra in the nation of Ghana. From that experience, the California native spring boarded into more than 16 different international excursions. Combine these life changing experiences with Phillips´ dynamic film-making ability, and you get a rare behind the scenes glimpse into life on the ground in less developed nations like the Philippines and Haiti. Ezekiel Phillips has risen beyond the confines of his Los Angeles neighborhood, known as ´´The Jungles´´, to become a 2011 graduate of Morehouse College with a goal to inspire others through his travels. His self-proclaimed guerilla-style film-making takes a no permits, no permission, bold, and sometimes dangerous approach to show viewers life raw and uncut as it happens on international soil. This Renaissance man documents his travels with video and shares them with his loyal followers. The experiences captured during his travels enable him to add value to people´s lives that have yet to embrace globalization and travel. As a result of exposing himself to new cultures, communities, and people, Phillips collaborates with like-minded young adults for both personal and communal gain. According to Ezekiel, the next step to his maturing process is building strong relationships with emerging young leaders to bring social change across the globe. Travel is only a small portion of this vision. Phillips says the evolution of his character through travel is allowing him to embrace his responsibility and calling to bring about real change and upward mobility in ghettos across the globe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ezekiel Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088265/bk_acx0_088265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kalypso Rise of VeniceFreigegeben ab 6 Jahren gemäß 䅊 JuSchG.Venedig zur Zeit der Renaissance Venedig zur Zeit der Renaissance – auf dem Höhepunkt ihrer Macht ist die weltberühmte Stadt Dreh- und Angelpunkt der damaligen Z