The Book of the Courtier

The Book of the Courtier Author Baldassare Castiglione
ISBN-10 0486427021
Release 2003-05
Pages 456
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An insider's view of court life and culture during the Renaissance, 'The Book of the Courtier' is 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 attaché to the Duke of Urbino, the book consists of a series of fictional conversations between members of the Duke's 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.



Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England

Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England Author Dr Kathryn M Moncrief
ISBN-10 9781409478966
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 264
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Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance features essays questioning the extent to which education, an activity pursued in the home, classroom, and the church, led to, mirrored, and was perhaps even transformed by moments of instruction on stage. This volume argues that along with the popular press, the early modern stage is also a key pedagogical site and that education—performed and performative—plays a central role in gender construction. The wealth of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century printed and manuscript documents devoted to education (parenting guides, conduct books, domestic manuals, catechisms, diaries, and autobiographical writings) encourages examination of how education contributed to the formation of gendered and hierarchical structures, as well as the production, reproduction, and performance of masculinity and femininity. In examining both dramatic and non-dramatic texts via aspects of performance theory, this collection explores the ways education instilled formal academic knowledge, but also elucidates how educational practices disciplined students as members of their social realm, citizens of a nation, and representatives of their gender.



The Fortunes of the Courtier

The Fortunes of the Courtier Author Peter Burke
ISBN-10 0271015179
Release 1996
Pages 210
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Castiglione's Cortegiano, or the Courtier, is one of the best-known texts of the Italian Renaissance. When it first appeared in 1528, the Courtier was widely read as a guide to contemporary conduct. Its popularity led to its publication in six languages in twenty different European centers in the sixteenth century alone. While the text itself has been studied very carefully in recent years as the embodiment of the spirit of the High Renaissance, its multitude of readers, spread over the world, has received much less attention. In this engaging study Peter Burke explores how readers over the years have responded to the Courtier. Because it was read so widely in Europe, the Courtier affords Burke an ideal test case for the diffusion and reception of ideas. From Poland and Hungary to England, Portugal, and even the New World, he takes us on a fascinating tour of the courts, libraries, and reading rooms of Europe in search of Castiglione's idea of the perfect courtier. He shows how changing responses to the Courtier, both positive and negative, reveal changing social values and how regional variations in its reception reflect the emerging cultural map of early modern Europe. His evidence includes printing history, translations, marginalia, and records of sale and possession. He concludes with a discussion of the later fortune of the Courtier, including its role in the "civilizing process" and its curious appeal to writers as different as Samuel Johnson and W. B. Yeats. Informed by Burke's considerable knowledge of printing and publishing history, this book contributes to our growing understanding of the history of the book and to our knowledge of the Renaissance and its reception.



Shakespeare and the Poet s Life

Shakespeare and the Poet s Life Author Gary Schmidgall
ISBN-10 9780813157252
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 248
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Shakespeare and the Poet's Life explores a central biographical question: why did Shakespeare choose to cease writing sonnets and court-focused long poems like The Rape of Lucrece and Venus and Adonis and continue writing plays? Author Gary Schmidgall persuasively demonstrates the value of contemplating the professional reasons Shakespeare -- or any poet of the time -- ceased being an Elizabethan court poet and focused his efforts on drama and the Globe. Students of Shakespeare and of Renaissance poetry will find Schmidgall's approach and conclusions both challenging and illuminating.



The Courtiers

The Courtiers Author Lucy Worsley
ISBN-10 9780802719874
Release 2010-08-17
Pages 402
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An 18th-century portrait of the palace most recognized as an official home of several British royal family members focuses on the Hanover family during the reigns of George I and II, describing the intrigue, ostentatious fashions and politicking that marked court life. By the author of Cavalier.



The Book of the Courtier from the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione Scholar s Choice Edition

The Book of the Courtier from the Italian of Count Baldassare Castiglione   Scholar s Choice Edition Author Walter Alexander Raleigh
ISBN-10 1294945653
Release 2015-02-08
Pages 464
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



The Rise and Fall of Latin Humanism in Early Modern Russia

The Rise and Fall of Latin Humanism in Early Modern Russia Author Max Joseph Okenfuss
ISBN-10 9004103317
Release 1995
Pages 290
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This book asks if the nobility could lead the Westernization of Russia in early modern times. Its yardstick is Humanism and the Latin Classics, which dominated education in Europe, but with which Russia's government only flirted, and most in society rejected.



The Cambridge Shakespeare Library Shakespeare s times texts and stages

The Cambridge Shakespeare Library  Shakespeare s times  texts  and stages Author Catherine M. S. Alexander
ISBN-10 0521808006
Release 2003
Pages 472
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The Courtier s Library

The Courtier s Library Author John Donne
ISBN-10 UVA:X000458515
Release 1930
Pages 93
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A list of imaginary books ascribed to real authors.



John Florio The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare s England

John Florio  The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare s England Author Frances A. Yates
ISBN-10 9780521170741
Release 2011-04-14
Pages 374
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John Florio is best known to the present day for his great translation of Montaigne's Essays. To his contemporaries he was one of the most conspicuous figures of the literary and social cliques of the time. By her reconstruction of Florio's life and character, Frances Yates' 1934 text throws light upon the vexed question of his relations with Shakespeare.



Literature and the Islamic Court

Literature and the Islamic Court Author Erez Naaman
ISBN-10 9781317370383
Release 2016-02-12
Pages 332
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Courts were the most important frameworks for the production, performance, and evaluation of literature in medieval Islamic civilization. Patrons vying for prestige attracted to their courts literary people who sought their financial support. The most successful courts assembled outstanding literary people from across the region. The court of the vizier and literary person al-Ṣāḥib Ibn ʿAbbād (326-385/938-995) in western Iran is one of the most remarkable examples of a medieval Islamic court, with a sophisticated literary activity in Arabic (and, to a lesser extent, in Persian). Literature and the Islamic Court examines the literary activity at the court of al-Ṣāḥib and sheds light on its functional logic. It is an inquiry into the nature of a great medieval court, where various genres of poetry and prose were produced, performed, and evaluated regularly. Major aspects examined in the book are the patterns of patronage, selection, and auditioning; the cultural codes and norms governing performance, production, and criticism; the interaction between the patron and courtiers and among the courtiers themselves; competition; genres as productive molds; the hegemonic literary taste; and the courtly habitus. This book reveals the significance these courts held as institutions that were at the heart of literary production in Arabic. Using primary medieval Arabic sources, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of Islamic courts and as such is of key interest to students and scholars of Arabic literature, Islamic history and medieval studies.



Castiglione s Allegory

Castiglione s Allegory Author Dr W R Albury
ISBN-10 9781472432650
Release 2014-07-28
Pages 290
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Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier (Il libro del cortegiano, 1528), a dialogue in which the interlocutors attempt to describe the perfect courtier, was one of the most influential books of the Renaissance. In recent decades a number of postmodern readings of this work have appeared, emphasizing what is often characterized as the playful indeterminacy of the text, and seeking to detect inconsistencies which are interpreted as signs of anxiety or bad faith in its presentation. In contrast to these postmodern readings, the present study conducts an experiment. What understanding does one gain of Castiglione’s book if one attempts an early modern reading? The author approaches The Book of the Courtier as a text in which some of its most important aspects are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. W.R. Albury argues that this early modern reading of The Book of the Courtier enables us to recover a serious political message which has a great deal of contemporary relevance and which is lost from sight when the work is approached primarily as a courtly etiquette book, or as a lament for the lost influence of the aristocracy in an age when autocratic nation-states were coming into being, or as an impersonal textual field upon which a free play of transformations and deconstructions may be performed.



The Courtiers Manual Oracle Or The Art of Prudence

The Courtiers Manual Oracle Or The Art of Prudence Author Baltasar Gracián
ISBN-10 UCM:5323534960
Release 1685
Pages 272
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The Courtier and the King

The Courtier and the King Author James M. Boyden
ISBN-10 0520086228
Release 1995
Pages 239
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"This is a little jewel of a book. Beautifully and elegantly written, it examines the political career of an important figure at the court of Philip II of Spain. It is political biography in the best sense of the term."--Richard Kagan, author of "Lucrecia's Dreams"



Great Oxford

Great Oxford Author Richard Malim
ISBN-10 1898594791
Release 2004
Pages 362
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2004 is the quatercentenary of the death of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. This collection of 39 essays is published in celebration of his life and achievements.Oxford, a key figure of the English Renaissance, at the heart of Elizabethan court and cultural events, has a substantial claim to authorship of the works of 'Shakespeare'. There is an increasingly recognised problem in relating the life of the man from Stratford to the knowledge and cast of mind displayed in the works which now bear his name. This book is a benchmark for future disucssion and research in the Authorship debate.



The Vocal Library

The Vocal Library Author Sir Walter Scott
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000150557
Release 1824
Pages 704
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Classified Catalogue of the Public Library of Fitchburg Mass

Classified Catalogue of the Public Library  of Fitchburg Mass Author Fitchburg (Mass.). Public Library
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044080250129
Release 1886
Pages 758
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