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.
Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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.
Author: Baldesar Castiglione
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1900 Edition.
From the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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.
Veiled Policy in The Book of the Courtier (1528)
Author: Dr W R Albury
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
English translation (1561) of the 1528 text which portrays Renaissance court society in Italy
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione,Virginia Cox
Publisher: Everyman's Classic Library in Paperback
A Classic in the Making
Author: Olga Zorzi Pugliese
Publisher: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane
Category: Literary Criticism
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Author: Walter Alexander Raleigh,Baldassarre Castiglione,Thomas Hoby
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
The Book of the Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione's classic account of Renaissance court life, offers profound insight into the refined behavior which defined the era's ruling class. The courtly customs and manners of Italy to a great extent characterized the Renaissance, which elevated art and expression to new heights. Baldassare Castiglione published this book with the intention of chronicling the manners, customs and traditions which underpinned how courtiers, nobles, and their servants, behaved. Although ostensibly a book of etiquette and good conduct, Castiglione's treatise carries enormous historical value. He derived his observations directly from the many gatherings and receptions conducted by society's elite. Conversations with the officials, diplomats and nobility of the era further enhanced the accuracy of this book, imbuing it with an authenticity seldom seen elsewhere.
Author: Baldassare Castiglione,Sir Thomas Hoby
This book aims to understand the different readings of Castiglione's Cortegiano or Book of the Courtier from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
The European Reception of Castiglione's Cortegiano
Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Giovanni Della Casa
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.
From the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione (Classic Reprint)
Author: Baldassarre Castiglione
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Literary Collections
Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione
Category: Courts and courtiers
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Author: Leonard Eckstein 1888 Opdyke,Baldassarre Conte Castiglione, 1478-15
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Category: Political Science
Literature reveals that the hidden strings of the human `passional soul' are the creative source of the specifically human existence. Continuing the inquiry into the `elemental passions of the soul' and the Human Creative Soul pursued in several previous volumes of this series, the present volume focuses on the `passions of the earth', bringing to light some of the primogenital existential threads of the innermost bonds of the Human Condition and mother earth. In Tymieniecka's words, the studies purpose to unravel the essential bond between the living human being and the earth - a bond that lies at the heart of our existence. A heightened awareness of this bond should enlighten our situation and help us find our existential bearings.
Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media