Baldassare Castiglione

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Castiglione, Baldassare


Born Dec. 6, 1478, in Casatico, near Mantua; died Feb. 2, 1529, in Toledo, Spain. Italian writer.

Castiglione’s best-known work is The Courtier (books 1–4, 1528), a treatise in dialogue form. In the spirit of late humanism, Castiglione enumerated the qualities of the ideal courtier, or, in a broader sense, of the well-brought-up, broadly educated man with a developed personality. This ideal was current throughout Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries and was reflected in literature.


Opère, a cura di C Cordie.Milan-Naples [1960].
In Russian translation:
“Iz ‘Knigi o pridvornom.’ “In Khrestomatiia po zarubezhnoi literature. Epokha Vozrozhdeniia, vol. 1. Compiled by B. I. Purishev. Moscow, 1959.


De Sanctis, F. Istoriia itaVianskoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1964.Rossi, M. B. Castiglione. Bari, 1946.
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Two Renaissance Friends: Baldassarre Castiglione, Domizio Falcone, and Their Neo-Latin Poetry
Synopsis: Famous for his "Book of the Courtier", Baldassarre Castiglione also composed works in neo-Latin that have never been the subject of systematic, critical scrutiny within the broader context of early Cinquecento court culture.
Critique: Enhanced with the inclusion of an Introduction that includes 'Manuscripts and editions of Castiglione's Works' and 'Manuscripts and Editions of Falcone's Works'; a fourteen page Bibliography; and a seventeen page Index, "Two Renaissance Friends: Baldassarre Castiglione, Domizio Falcone, and their Neo-Latin Poetry" is an impressively informed and informative work of meticulous scholarship and unreservedly recommended for college and university library Renaissance Studies collections in general, and Neo-Latin Poetry supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
Nel Cortegiano di Baldassarre Castiglione, pubblicato a Venezia nel 1528, il gioco prescelto e formare con parole il perfetto cortigiano, seguendo una prassi discorsiva induttiva che, attraverso eventi ed azioni, porta a formulare norme.
259-66), 'Un dubbio lessicale di Baldassarre Castiglione' (pp.
The educational humanist writers influenced by Baldassarre Castiglione and the Italian school of Vittorino da Feltre relied on classical examples of sport's usefulness and stressed the numerous ways that athletic skills could be employed in battle.
Uobiettivo della lirica ariostesca sia in latino che in volgare e quindi l'inserimento nella comunita cortigiana, cosi come viene concepita da Baldassarre Castiglione ne Il Libro del Cortegiano (a tal proposito si veda H.