The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: 9780486122403
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Number of pages: 470
Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Book of the Courtier in PDF and EPUB An insider's view of court life 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 Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: 0486427021
Release Date: 2003-05
Number of pages: 456
Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Book of the Courtier in PDF and EPUB An insider's view of court life and culture during the Renaissance, 'The Book of the Courtier' is the handiwork of a diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility. Set in 1507, when Castiglione was an attaché to the Duke of Urbino, the book consists of a series of fictional conversations between members of the Duke's retinue, who discuss the virtues and conduct of the ideal courtier. Translated into many languages after its 1528 publication, it became the ultimate resource on aristocratic manners, offering sixteenth-century readers a manual on how to behave. Today, it remains the most definitive account of life among the Renaissance nobility.


The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004698630
Release Date: 1903
Number of pages: 439
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione
Publisher:

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Castiglione s Allegory

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ISBN: 9781317169475
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Number of pages: 290
Author: W.R. Albury
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Castiglione s Allegory in PDF and EPUB Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier (Il libro del cortegiano, 1528), a dialogue in which the interlocutors attempt to describe the perfect courtier, was one of the most influential books of the Renaissance. In recent decades a number of postmodern readings of this work have appeared, emphasizing what is often characterized as the playful indeterminacy of the text, and seeking to detect inconsistencies which are interpreted as signs of anxiety or bad faith in its presentation. In contrast to these postmodern readings, the present study conducts an experiment. What understanding does one gain of Castiglione’s book if one attempts an early modern reading? The author approaches The Book of the Courtier as a text in which some of its most important aspects are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. W.R. Albury argues that this early modern reading of The Book of the Courtier enables us to recover a serious political message which has a great deal of contemporary relevance and which is lost from sight when the work is approached primarily as a courtly etiquette book, or as a lament for the lost influence of the aristocracy in an age when autocratic nation-states were coming into being, or as an impersonal textual field upon which a free play of transformations and deconstructions may be performed.



The Book of the Courtier from the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione Scholar s Choice Edition

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ISBN: 1294945653
Release Date: 2015-02-08
Number of pages: 464
Author: Walter Alexander Raleigh
Publisher: Scholar's Choice

Download and read online The Book of the Courtier from the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione Scholar s Choice Edition in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: 0460108077
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 324
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione
Publisher: J M Dent & Sons Ltd

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The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: 1331647347
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Number of pages: 472
Author: Baldassarre Castiglione
Publisher: Forgotten Books

Download and read online The Book of the Courtier in PDF and EPUB Excerpt from The Book of the Courtier: From the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione Poggio the Florentine, Secretary of the Apostolic See, Poggio or with the Betti e Fattz', piacevolz' e gravi, di diversi Principi, Filosofi e Cortigiam', compiled and 'reduced to morality by the sober Guicciardini, or with any other in Guicciardini the estimable and prolific family of Renaissance jest-books. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: OCLC:608164411
Release Date: 1900
Number of pages: 377
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione
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The Fortunes of the Courtier

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ISBN: 0271015179
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 210
Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Penn State Press

Download and read online The Fortunes of the Courtier in PDF and EPUB Castiglione's Cortegiano, or the Courtier, is one of the best-known texts of the Italian Renaissance. When it first appeared in 1528, the Courtier was widely read as a guide to contemporary conduct. Its popularity led to its publication in six languages in twenty different European centers in the sixteenth century alone. While the text itself has been studied very carefully in recent years as the embodiment of the spirit of the High Renaissance, its multitude of readers, spread over the world, has received much less attention. In this engaging study Peter Burke explores how readers over the years have responded to the Courtier. Because it was read so widely in Europe, the Courtier affords Burke an ideal test case for the diffusion and reception of ideas. From Poland and Hungary to England, Portugal, and even the New World, he takes us on a fascinating tour of the courts, libraries, and reading rooms of Europe in search of Castiglione's idea of the perfect courtier. He shows how changing responses to the Courtier, both positive and negative, reveal changing social values and how regional variations in its reception reflect the emerging cultural map of early modern Europe. His evidence includes printing history, translations, marginalia, and records of sale and possession. He concludes with a discussion of the later fortune of the Courtier, including its role in the "civilizing process" and its curious appeal to writers as different as Samuel Johnson and W. B. Yeats. Informed by Burke's considerable knowledge of printing and publishing history, this book contributes to our growing understanding of the history of the book and to our knowledge of the Renaissance and its reception.



The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: PSU:000005424696
Release Date: 1900
Number of pages: 377
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione
Publisher:

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The book of the courtier

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ISBN: 0804460787
Release Date: 1959-06-01
Number of pages: 99
Author: Baldassarre Castiglione (conte)
Publisher: Continuum

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The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: OCLC:312925021
Release Date: 1900
Number of pages: 377
Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher:

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