The Book Of The Courtier (Penguin Classics)

Publisher: Thorsons
SKU: DADAX0140441921
ISBN : 9780140441925
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The Book of the Courtier (Penguin Classics)

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.

Specifications of The Book of the Courtier (Penguin Classics)

AuthorBaldesar Castiglione
PublisherPenguin Classics
Number Of Pages368
Publication Date1976-10-28
Height7.76 inch.
Length5.08 inch.
Width0.83 inch.
Weight0.62 pounds.

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