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The Book of the Courtier (Dover Value Editions)
The Book of the Courtier (Dover Value Editions) by Baldassare Castiglione 0486427021 9780486427027
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The Book of the Courtier (Dover Value Editions) by Baldassare Castiglione

An insiders view of court life and culture during the Renaissance,The Book of the Courtieris the handiwork of a diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility. Set in 1507, when Castiglione was an attach to the Duke of Urbino, the book consists of a series of fictional conversations between members of the Dukes retinue, who discuss the virtues and conduct of the ideal courtier. Translated into many languages after its 1528 publication, it became the ultimate resource on aristocratic manners, offering sixteenth-century readers a manual on how to behave. Today, it remains the most definitive account of life among the Renaissance nobility.

Author: Baldassare Castiglione

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 470

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 2003-05-02

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0486427021

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