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Included in these virtues are grace, health, knowledge of arms, candor, trust, and beauty.

Mar 11, Osric Lecourtier added it. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Castiglione’s courtier exists in a world of unattainable perfection up there with Aristotle’s Philosopher-King. Nov 22, Tom Andersson rated it really liked it. In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on!

Frequently assigned in university courses corrtesano literature, history, and Renaissance studies, the Dover edition of this classic work will be the lowest-priced edition available. Is the read as pleasant as a bagful of kittens? The principles offered are general, and even universal. The terms are out of medieval metaphysics and the politics and ethics are castiglioje of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachian Ethics.

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The portrait of the Cardinal, by Raphael, is in the Prado. Please click the link in that castivlione to activate your subscription. I had read Machiavelli and some sections of The Book of the Courtier, but Mantel’s novels got me to revisit it to see how it guided her depiction of Cromwell.


That is the point – the only value is in knowing what to do in a given situation. If you take this work as an early example of professional guidance, it flaws are those of the genre today. View all 23 comments. Email address subscribed successfully. On top of all this they should be well castigpione and great at telling tales. The other main interest for me was the way the book echoed places I visited on my Italian trip.

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You could take a courtier and place him in Washington, DC or any other seat of power and he would not only fit in, but dominate. The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione.

As a result, one runs constantly across invocations to “know your prince”, or to use judgment to determine what is right in a given situation.

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Various characters discuss what traits are most important for those who would comprise a prince’s court. Lists with This Book.

First of all, it’s aimed at men, and second, Castiglione warns sternly, “I deem it necessary for him to be of noble birth. If it were written today, it would be a group of CEOs discussing around the fireside at Davos.


There is an extensive discussion of the types of humor, with many examples of jokes and tricks. I can’t recommend this to anyone I know isn’t personally fascinated by the renaissance, or applying to work at a court somewhere. Well, okay, maybe why terrible people would. The structure of dialogues is reminisccent of The Decameron. 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.

I was surprised at how good and well written this book is props to George Bull for his translation. It’s useful but it’s way too archaic cortesaano keep the reader engaged.

Book called Called the Courtier, by Baldassare Castiglione

It is first and foremost a compendium of Renaissance thought. However, it has left me with a desire to visit Naples. Since the Duke is ill, they propose a game, which the Duchess will command, and in a number of nights they’ll discuss these qualities required.

Maybe next year” When I was in Ravenna, we found by chance castiylione a corner a plaque stating that that was where Della Rovere had mortally wounded Cardinal Francesco Alidosi.