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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal Giulio of Medici, later Pope Clement VII, offered Machiavelli the appointment to write a history of Florence. Although Machiavelli was reluctant to accept, accepting was at that time his only possible way to regain the good graces of the Medici. Doing the history also provided a way for Machiavelli’s views to become the “official” history of Florentine and Italian affairs. Once completed, the work was presented officially to Giulio, now Pope, in May of 1526. The translator is unknown, but the copyright has been cleared by Wikipedia. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.) (8 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Bk 5 Ch 1: The military factions of Sforza and Braccio

15:58

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 5 Ch 2: Rene of Anjou and Alfonso of Aragon aspire to the kingdom

19:09

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 5 Ch 3: The Florentines go to war with Lucca

21:27

Read by kayo

Bk 5 Ch 4: Niccolo Piccinino, in concert with the duke of Milan, deceives the p…

24:22

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Bk 5 Ch 5: Francesco Sforza marches to assist the Venetians

18:02

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 5 Ch 6: The pope imprisons the cardinal and assists the Florentines

17:54

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 5 Ch 7: Brescia relieved by Sforza

15:08

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 6 Ch 1: Reflections on the object of war and the use of victory

19:41

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Bk 6 Ch 2: Discords of Florence

20:36

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Bk 6 Ch 3: Death of Filippo Visconti, duke of Milan

20:15

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Bk 6 Ch 4: League of the Venetians and Milanese

17:50

Read by Nichelle von Lauder

Bk 6 Ch 5: League between the new duke of Milan and the Florentines

17:03

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 6 Ch 6: Conspiracy of Stefano Porcari against the papal government

14:55

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 6 Ch 7: Christendom alarmed by the progress of the Turks

15:45

Read by Kalynda

Bk 7 Ch 1: Connection of the other Italian governments with the history of Flor…

23:31

Read by Sibella Denton

Bk 7 Ch 2: The duke of Milan becomes lord of Genoa

18:38

Read by Sibella Denton

Bk 7 Ch 3: Niccolo Soderini drawn Gonfalonier of Justice

17:07

Read by Sibella Denton

Bk 7 Ch 4: War between the Venetians and the Florentines

15:42

Read by Sibella Denton

Bk 7 Ch 5: Bernardo takes possession of Prato

14:12

Read by Sibella Denton

Bk 7 Ch 6: Origin of the animosity between Sixtus IV. and Lorenzo de' Medici

19:05

Read by ontheroad

Bk 8 Ch 1: State of the family of the Medici at Florence

18:42

Read by ontheroad

Bk 8 Ch 2: Giuliano de' Medici slain--Lorenzo escapes

21:14

Read by ontheroad

Bk 8 Ch 3: The Florentines prepare for war against the pope

14:25

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 8 Ch 4: The duke of Calabria routs the Florentine army at Poggibonzi

22:39

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 8 Ch 5: The king of Naples and the Florentines attack the papal states

14:37

Read by MorganScorpion

Bk 8 Ch 6: Affairs of the pope

17:45

Read by Kalynda

Bk 8 Ch 7: The Pope becomes attached to the Florentines

16:51

Read by Sibella Denton

Bewertungen

Great writer

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It is very hard to verify his accounts however. The history of this period needs a new comprehensive history . Especially of Milan 1200 to 1400.