The Book of the Courtier download free [PDF and Ebook] by Baldassare Castiglione

The Book of the Courtier download free [PDF and Ebook] by Baldassare Castiglione year 1976
  • Book name: The Book of the Courtier
  • Author: Baldassare Castiglione
  • Release date: 1976/3/11
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Home and Garden
  • ISBN: 9780140441925
  • Rating: 9.96 of 10
  • Votes: 898
  • Review by: Everett Grant
  • Review rating: 9.9 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/3
  • Total pages: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H56M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Classic Books & Novels, Historical Fiction, Literary Essays, Social & Cultural History, Parties, Etiquette & Entertaining
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.60 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x21mm
  • Weight: 269g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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