The Fortunes of the Courtier

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

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 224 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745665837
  • 9780745665832

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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 "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 ""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" ""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 "show more

About Peter Burke

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).show more

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