The Fortunes of the Courtier: The European Reception of Castiglione's Cortegiano

The Fortunes of the Courtier: The European Reception of Castiglione's Cortegiano

by Peter Burke
     
 

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This book aims to understand the different readings of Castiglione's Cortegiano or Book of the Courtier from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.  See more details below

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This book aims to understand the different readings of Castiglione's Cortegiano or Book of the Courtier from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

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"The Fortunes of the Courtier is a valuable book. It should lead on to further important work, as its author suggests, especially as he has provided an invaluable bibliography and appendices detailing editions up to 1850 and known readers before 1700." Times Literary Supplement

"The Fortunes of the Courtier, original, spare and stimulating, is a model monograph." The London Review of Books

"Burke's painstaking research and engaging speculations make it much easier to see Castiglione's position clearly." Times Higher Education Supplement

"A readable oscillation between the generalised and the particular." Parergon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745665849
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/29/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Burke is Reader in Cultural History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is the author of several books including Venice and Amsterdam (Polity, 1994) and The Art of Conversation (Polity, 1993).

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