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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The Book of the Courtier

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ISBN: 9780141916514
Release Date: 2004-04-29
Number of pages: 368
Author: Baldesar Castiglione
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Book of the Courtier in PDF and EPUB 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.



Castiglione s Allegory

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ISBN: 9781472432650
Release Date: 2014-07-28
Number of pages: 290
Author: Dr W R Albury
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

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

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ISBN: 1498160646
Release Date: 2014-08-07
Number of pages: 434
Author:
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

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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: 0393976068
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 404
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Download and read online The Book of the Courtier in PDF and EPUB Today the Book remains the most reliable and illuminating account of Renaissance court life and of what it took to be the "Perfect Courtier" and "Court Lady." The Singleton translation—the most acclaimed and accurate available—is accompanied by annotations. "Criticism" features ten essays on The Book of the Courtier, which represent the best interpretations from the United States, Italy, and England including the backgrounds-rich essays by Amedeo Quondam and James Hankins. A Selected Bibliography, a Chronology, and an Index are included.


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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The book of the courtier

Filename: the-book-of-the-courtier.pdf
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: 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.


Baldear Castiglione

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ISBN: OCLC:216888440
Release Date:
Number of pages: 3
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