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The Fortunes of the Courtier (History of the Book) [Read] ➱ The Fortunes of the Courtier (History of the Book) By Peter Burke – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk s t The European Reception of Castiglione s Cortegiano An exploration of how readers over the years have responded to a well known Renaissance text, the Courtier by Castiglione Castiglione s Cortegian of the MOBI õ s t The European Reception of Castiglione s Cortegiano An exploration of how readers over the years have responded to a well known Renaissance text, the Courtier by Castiglione Castiglione s Cortegiano, or the Courtier, is one of the best known texts of the Italian Renaissance When it first appeared in , the The Fortunes PDF \ 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 Fortunes of the Kindle ´ 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 bookcontributes to our growing understanding of the history of the book and to our knowledge of the Renaissance and its reception.


10 thoughts on “The Fortunes of the Courtier (History of the Book)

  1. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    A very thorough exploration of how Baldassare Castiglione s The Book of the Courtier fared after it s publication in Italy, the rest of Europe, and in a later changing political climate a.k.a the rise of absolutism It was this last section that was most useful to me as it s the period I m studying, but there was also a really interesting exploration of how translators dealt with translating words with very specific concepts, most especially sprezzatura, a word invented by Castiglione for t A very thorough exploration of how Baldassare Castiglione s The Book of the Courtier fared after it s publication in Italy, the rest of Europe, and in a later changing political climate a.k.a the rise of absolutism It was this last section that was most useful to me as it s the period I m studying, but there was also a really interesting exploration of how translators dealt with translating words with very specific concepts, most especially sprezzatura, a word invented by Castiglione for the form of courtly nonchalance that he was advocating there isn t really an exact translation into English, you can see how confusions start to happen Also in the introduction Burke briefly goes into the influential ideas Castiglione includes and where they were from a mix of classical Greek and Roman ideas of excellence and self discipline along with medieval chivalry and religious connotations imposed onto Roman army discipline All in all, a fascinating read that I would recommend to anyone interested in social history and the Europeanisation of Europe, to quote Burke himself, and although I ve read the Courtier I m pretty sure this would also be very accessible to those who haven t


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