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Yes, I do recall that Cole’s book has a chapter on Naples Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. All aspects of leadership come under discussion, but the primary focus rests upon the relationship between advisors and castiglinoe whom they counsel.

His metaphor for aging and changing perceptions was insanely on point in my opinion. If it were written today, it sl be a group of CEOs discussing around the fireside at Davos. I feel it has giv Fionnuala wrote: I was surprised at how good and well written this book is props to George Bull for his translation.

The theme of the book is pretty straightforward.

For history buffs only. I feel it has given me a firm grasp of Renaissance history, and was a perfect accompaniment to the trip. Book 3 was the best I had not realised that women are given so little space in the actual disquisition. Well, okay, maybe why terrible people would. The gentlemen all modestly profess to be inadequate to the task, but each makes an excellent account of himself, and the ideal courtier who emerges is a man who is valorous, educated, discreet, virtuous, wise, and, ultimately, a prime educator of his prince in the art of ruling.


It’s a how-to for courtiers. Mar 11, Osric Lecourtier added it. Reviewing the book now feels like finally closing the chapter on that trip.

Interesting as an historic document, but rather dull to read. This leads to many debates about courtly and corporeal love, with extensive debate about whether a woman should be allowed as much right to conduct love affairs as a man many citations from Boccaccio. He’s a figure I won’t ever forget now that I’ve been to his summer residence in Pesaro thanks to the initiative of my excellent travelling companion who knew all the right places to visit!

A primer for sycophants, Castiglione offers a guide to the intelligent, though for the most part unemployable, person with little talent.

I don’t get why anyone would dislike this. They are discussed in book 3, in which it appears that they have both their admirers and detractors. Speeches by women take up about 5 pages out ofand they are very short and always to the point. I had read Machiavelli and some sections of The Book of the Courtier, but Mantel’s novels got me to revisit it to see how it guided her depiction of Cromwell.

Club de lectura: ‘El Cortesano’ de Baltasar Castiglione

The edition I used had a series of good interpretive essays that go into the literature about this book. Every evening the gentlemen and ladies of the court gather in the duchess’s parlor to dance, sing, and play games. P Leer El cortesano ha sido una experiencia interesante y jugosa. All of these are Several centuries ago, writing was simpler and more direct. Certainly an odd book, but I found it compelling and absorbing.



Both of them shared their attachment and respect for the original language, as well as a careful eagerness needed for a cultivated audience. All of these are explained through clever dialogue that invokes a sense of the 15th century and their appreciation of the classics. Javitch has been studying the Courtier for decades, and the more he does, the less he see reason to compare it to the “hard-nosed assessment of political realities castigloine Machiavelli provided in the Prince.

Although, this book, was written about a period of time earlier than the period in which it was written. And yes, the Alison Cole book was very useful.

The chapter also has an extended discussion of love, both platonic and otherwise, and maturity that goes beyond what I expected. Some are more interesting than others. What he should study. Quotes from The Book of the C Castiglione was himself a courtier, and his book presents a series of discussions that take place over the course of 4 evenings in the chambers of the duchess of Urbino in He must know how to dress on certain occasions. Dec 19, Marc rated it did not like it Shelves: The courtier must be sincere in everything he says and does.