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The Book of the Courtier (Italian: Il Cortegiano ) by Baldassare Castiglione, is a lengthy philosophical dialogue on the topic of what constitutes an ideal courtier or (in the third chapter) court lady, worthy to befriend and advise.
The Book of the Courtier (Italian: Il Cortegiano ) by Baldassare Castiglione, is a lengthy philosophical dialogue on the topic of what constitutes an ideal courtier or (in the third chapter) court lady, worthy to befriend and advise a Prince or political leader
by Baldassare Castiglione (Author), W. B. Drayton Henderson . It felt at times like reading a book on a university reading list - hard work but you can see it's a classic.
by Baldassare Castiglione (Author), W. Drayton Henderson (Introduction), Sir Thomas Hoby (Translator) & 0 more. One of the & of the European Renaissance, Castiglione depicts, debates and has fun with articulating the virtues of the ideal Renaissance courtier. Engaging, witty, and entertaining, this is set up as a series of discussions set over four evenings at the court of Urbino, with the various characters agreeing, disagreeing and contesting each others' assertions.
Il Libro del Cortegiano or The Book of The Courtier was written by Count Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529) . Covering everything from speech to dancing, The Book of The Courtier includes two handy lists of ‘dos and don’ts’ for the perfect courtier
Il Libro del Cortegiano or The Book of The Courtier was written by Count Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529), and was first published in vernacular Italian in 1528. The book provides a fascinating insight into Renaissance court life, and was the ultimate ‘how to’ guide for aspiring courtiers. Covering everything from speech to dancing, The Book of The Courtier includes two handy lists of ‘dos and don’ts’ for the perfect courtier. As modern readers, we are likely to find these rules of etiquette pedantic and long-winded – but they contain much that might amuse us, too. For gentlewomen, Castiglione recommends (digital pages pp. 9–10)
None of its characters has the ruthless will-to-power of a Cesare Borgia, nor the icily unsentimental pragmatism of a Niccolò Machiavelli, both contemporaries of Castiglione.
The Courtier, 1561), a treatise on etiquette, social problems, and intellectual accomplishments, is one of the great books of its time. Written at a time when the author served as envoy to Pope Leo X, it gives a vivid and elegant picture of 15th- and 16th-century court life. His book had enormous influence on behavior at courts as far away as England, where it contributed to an ideal of aristocracy embodied in the person and accomplishments of Sir Philip Sidney.
The Renaissance is so much fun to study. The Book of the Courtier is a book on courtly etiquette and romantic love
The Renaissance is so much fun to study. The Book of the Courtier is a book on courtly etiquette and romantic love. The rules apply to a courtier who must follow these rules: 1. The courtier must be physically and emotionally fit. 2. He must be educated in art, music, war, and dancing.
by Count Baldassare Castiglione; done into English by Sir Thomas Hoby anno 1561. Essays & Belles-Lettres, 807. Description. London & Toronto, J. M. Dent & sons, lt. New York, Dutton & co. Everyman's Library.
Baldassare Castiglione. The Book of the Courtier. An insider's view of court life and culture during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.
?The courtier has to imbue with grace his movements, his gestures, his way of doing things and in short, his every action’
In The Book of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, sets out to define the essential virtues for those at Court. In a lively series of imaginary conversations between the real-life courtiers to the Duke of Urbino, his speakers discuss qualities of noble behaviour – chiefly discretion, decorum, nonchalance and gracefulness – as well as wider questions such as the duties of a good government and the true nature of love. Castiglione’s narrative power and psychological perception make this guide both an entertaining comedy of manners and a revealing window onto the ideals and preoccupations of the Italian Renaissance at the moment of its greatest splendour.
George Bull’s elegant translation captures the variety of tone in Castiglione’s speakers, from comic interjections to elevated rhetoric. This edition includes an introduction examining Castiglione’s career in the courts of Urbino and Mantua, a list of the historical characters he portrays and further reading.