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It features conversation among courtiers discussing what the ideal courtier should be like. Count Corteasno of Castiglione was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author.

Quotes from The Book of the C However, it has left me with a desire to visit Naples. Fictionalised conversations by historic characters at the court of Urbino, Italy, Add cover photo 3 14 Aug 15, Is the read as pleasant as a bagful of kittens? That is the point – the only value is in knowing what to do in a given situation.

Also love the author’s name! The rest of the book is taken up with long and involved speeches by men. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Castiglione describes, as if he was painting, the ideal of the courtier for the Italy of the sixteenth century, at the moment of the splendor of the casyiglione renaissance. Is there anyone’s advice? I don’t get why anyone would dislike this. Various characters discuss what traits are most important for those who would comprise a prince’s court.

For example, at loot. I kept feeling the presence of the hostess Elisabetta but was obviously deaf to her inexistent speeches.

First of all, it’s le at men, and second, Castiglione warns sternly, “I deem it necessary for him to be of noble birth. The first section discusses the qualities of the ideal courtier, and focuses on accomplishments such as dancing, fencing, etc. As a result, one runs constantly across invocations to “know your prince”, or to castihlione judgment to determine what is right in a given situation. I can’t recommend this to anyone I know isn’t personally fascinated by the renaissance, or applying to work at a court somewhere.


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Book called Called the Courtier, by Baldassare Castiglione

To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you castigliohe to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you cottesano be. In the best style of the Italian humanism, El Cortesano is an essay on politics and manners, characteristic of the Courtesan literature, that is developed in a fictional dialogue. The listeners retort that this role would require a courtier too old and experienced to carry out the other courtier duties of dandy, soldier and lover, lest he subject himself to ridicule.

In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Four nights of dialogue amongst a coterie of early 16th century Italian nobles coryesano courtiers forms the strcuture of this debate over the characteristics and virtues of the “Ideal Courtier. Baldassar Castiglione’s is best read as a companion piece to Niccole Machiavelli’s Prince which appeared 10 years earlier.

The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione

She was allowed to be witty but mostly she had to be coy, and especially, never to speak out of turn or eel attention to herself in any way. The group, mesmerized by the developing picture, insists that the game continue the next evening, and the next, and the next.

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Open Preview See a Problem? The edition I used had a series of good interpretive eo that go into the literature about this book.

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Interesting as an historic document, but rather dull to read. It is first and foremost a compendium of Renaissance thought. Yes, I do recall that Cole’s book has a chapter on Naples Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Dec 01, Omri rated it really liked it Shelves: The courtier must be sincere in everything he says and does.

This loveliness, indeed, is impressed upon the body in varying degrees as a token by which the soul can be recognized for castigllone it is, just as with trees the beauty of the blossom testifies to the goodness of the fruit.

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How, ideally, he should be noble birth; others casiglione that many marvelous courtiers have risen from humble stations, but the original speaker maintains that since they are of course discussing the ideal, noble birth will help him in many respects. Even though the sentences were longer, the word choice and meaning were always precise. So the key is how to apply the principles in context.