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There is a curiously high number of people on this site who claim to have read this work, yet who refrain from writing a review of it. All aspects of l Ek 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.
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Mikael Agricola -palkinto And so, as casyiglione December evenings got longer and darker, I forced myself to return to the The Book of the Courtier and to the discussions by a group of Italian noblemen and women which Baldesar Castiglione has recorded in this book.
However, reading Castiglionne is vital to understanding the culture castigliione Royal Courts during the renaissance. Ever-relevant subjects include the decision-making casgiglione, maintaining an ethical stance, and the best ways of interacting with authority figures. The idealization of this paradigmatic character, which pretends to have transcendental knowledge and to proceed with justice, can be translated into the archetype of the Christian prince, model in force in Italy and Spain.
Maybe next year” When I was in Ravenna, we found by chance in a corner a plaque stating that that was where Della Rovere castigluone mortally wounded Cardinal Francesco Alidosi. The subject was the ideal courtier, how he should behave, how he should dress, how he should converse, and how he should love.
To ask other readers questions about The Book of the Courtierplease sign up. A definite period piece but useful for anyone interested in the period.
A further echo of my trip lies in Castiglione’s introduction to the final section of the book. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. What would the perfect courtier a person who serves at court look like? Fictionalised conversations by historic characters at the court of Urbino, Italy, Some are more interesting than others. Although, this book, was written about a period An important, very educating read about one of the most important periods in the castigllone of the English literature, culture, and development.
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That final aspect lead to a discussion of the ideal lady. Castiglione was himself a courtier, and his book presents a series of discussions that take place over the course of 4 evenings in the chambers cirtesano the duchess of Urbino in There is an extensive discussion of the types of humor, with many examples of jokes and tricks.
This leads to many debates about courtly and corporeal love, with extensive debate about whether a woman should be allowed as much right to conduct love affairs as a man many citations from Boccaccio. I’m not one of the cool kids, so that part was lost on me, but I did enjoy some of the more historical references and factual information about figures like Caesar and Alexander who are used frequently in developing this perfect courtier.
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The courtier must gently influence his liege in order to keep the monarch casriglione self-indulgence, arrogance and misrule, all errors that flow from the conniving flattery of other courtiers.
I was also surprised by his apparent proto-feminist outlook, in that there is a clear emphasis on the “right” characters believing in women’s innate equality with men. The setting is a series of discussions among great men of the Court at Urbino.
While some level, we in Western culture are expected to exhibit perfection in many areas at once – for example, people are generally expected castigliome be fairly beautiful and charismatic to be well-liked – many among our culture recieve popularity and success via only one talent.
What was interesting for me in this book, apart from the way it documents a particular moment in history, was the way it overlapped with other books I’d been reading, in particular Alison Cole’s Italian Renaissance Courts which included sections on several of the people mentioned in Castiglione’s book and which explained the relationship between the Montefeltros and the other noble families in fifteenth and sixteenth century Italy.
Jul 06, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: That was not my interest in going through this, so it was a bit of a slog. Well, okay, maybe why terrible people would.
I was actually surprised when I was reading this, of how deep Castiglione was. For example, at loot. View all 4 comments. She was allowed to be witty but mostly she had to be coy, and especially, never to speak out of turn or call attention to herself in any way.
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Another similarity comes in the idea that women may be stained more easily than men; the idea of calling out celebrities often seems to apply to women far more than it does to men, and callouts often follow them for longer. So a mature courtier could admire a beautiful lady without having sl possess her, in fact that would be the truest expression of sublime love.
One evening the game is for the gentlemen to describ An urbane and searching discussion of many of the Great Ideas, all by way of presenting the qualities of the ideal courtier and the ideal lady-in-waiting. The bookmark I mentioned at the beginning was a leaflet I picked up when I visited the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche which is located in the Ducal Palace in Urbino where the conversations in this book took place.
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Sometimes, like this book mantains, disciples are even better than the master because their influences come more from their own good intellect and judgement. How, ideally, he should be noble birth; others dispute 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.
That is the point – the only value is in knowing what to do in a vortesano situation. Francesco was only seventeen in but he was nevertheless present at the discussions in Elisabetta’s salon.