book of the courtier

  • 324 Pages
  • 2.88 MB
  • English
E. P. Dutton , London, New York
Courts and courtiers., Cour
Statementby Count Baldassare Castiglione; Translated by Sir Thomas Hoby anno 1561.
SeriesEveryman"s library [no. 807], Everyman"s library -- no. 807.
ContributionsHoby, Thomas, Sir, 1530-1566., Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi p., 1 l., 324 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15128813M

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The Book of the Courtier () is a series of fictional conversations by courtiers of the Duke of Urbino that takes place inwhile Castiglione was himself attaché to the Duke.

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 /5(7). ‘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 (), 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 4/5(57). The book begins with a letter of dedication to Don Michel de Silva, the Bishop of Viseu.

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Castiglione praises the courtiers of Urbino and explains that he is hurrying the release of The Book of the Courtier due to the many unauthorized versions already being circulated. The letter details Castiglione’s intention to commemorate the cultural.

Widely acknowledged as the sixteenth century's most significant handbook on leadership, The Book of the Courtier offers an insider's view of court life and culture during the Renaissance.

Set inwhen the author himself was an attaché to the Duke of Urbino, the book consists of a series of fictional conversations between members of the Duke's retinue/5.