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Book of the Courtier (02 Edition)


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Today the 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 available--is accompanied by annotations. "Criticism" features ten essays on , 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.

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<:st>This 16th-century treatise on etiquette, social problems, and intellectual accomplishments is cited in . Here, the Singleton translation is accompanied by 10 critical and historical works, a Castiglione chronology, and a select bibliography.
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(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.

About the Author

Daniel Javitch is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of Poetry and Courtliness in Renaissance England, Proclaiming a Classic: The Canonization of Orlando Furioso, and is at work on a book tentatively entitled Thinking About Genre in the Sixteenth Century. He has been, since 1972, a director of New Directions Publishing Corporation.Charles S. Singleton was Professor Emeritus of Hispanic and Italian Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He also translated Boccaccio's Decameron and Dante's The Divine Comedy, and was awarded Italy's Order of Commendation for his contributions to the study of Italian literature.

Product Details

Javitch, Daniel
Castiglione, Baldassarre
Castiglione, Baldesar
Singleton, Charles S.
Javitch, Daniel
W. W. Norton & Company
New York
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Courts and courtiers
Philosophy | Ethics
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Includes bibliographical references.
Norton Critical Edition
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8.4 x 5.1 x 1 in 0.885 lb

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