The Book Of The Courtier (Norton Critical Editions)
The Book of the Courtier (1528) is a series of fictional conversations by courtiers of the Duke of Urbino that takes place in 1507, while Castiglione was himself attaché to the Duke.Today the Book remains the most reliable and illuminating account of Renaissance court life and of what it took to be the "Perfect Courtier" and "Court Lady." The Singleton translation―the most acclaimed and accurate a...
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Paperback: 424 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; New Ed edition (March 25, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 625954
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“"The Book of the Courtier" is engaging, witty, light on its feet, yet deep. Singleton's translation is very faithful and readable, and exudes the spirit of the original.The book takes the form of a dialogue set at the court of Urbino in 1506 (or 1507...”
ailable―is accompanied by annotations. "Criticism" features ten essays on The Book of the Courtier, which represent the best interpretations from the United States, Italy, and England including the backgrounds-rich essays by Amedeo Quondam and James Hankins. A Selected Bibliography, a Chronology, and an Index are included.