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Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529)

Auteur van Het boek van de hoveling

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Baldassare Castiglione is chiefly known for his prose dialogues titled The Book of the Courtier, which passed through more than 40 editions in the century after its original publication in 1528. Written in Italian based on Dante's Tuscan, it helped to establish Tuscan as the national literary toon meer language. The book was celebrated throughout Europe as a manual of courtly manners. However, the attentive reader senses the peculiarly Italian atmosphere that envelops the four main participants in the dialogue as they avoid talking of the political realities that had prompted Machiavelli to write The Prince just a few years before. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: Image from Courts & Camps of the Italian Renaissance (1908) by Christopher Hare

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Werken van Baldassare Castiglione

Het boek van de hoveling (1528) — Auteur — 2,126 exemplaren, 13 besprekingen
How to Achieve True Greatness (2005) 180 exemplaren
The Book of the Courtier [Norton Critical Edition] (2002) 127 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Three Renaissance Classics (1953) 40 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Vita di Guidubaldo, Duca di Urbino (2006) — Auteur — 2 exemplaren

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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Castiglione, Baldassare
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Castiglione, Baldesar
Geboortedatum
1478-12-06
Overlijdensdatum
1529-02-02
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
Italy
Geboorteplaats
Casatico (now Italy)
Plaats van overlijden
Toledo, Spain
Woonplaatsen
Mantua, Italy
Urbino, Italy
Milan, Italy
Beroepen
diplomat
courtier
author
poet
aristocrat
Korte biografie
Baldassare Castiglione was born in Casatico in the province of Mantua to a noble and illustrious Lombard family. After receiving a classical education, he served first at the court of Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, then entered the service of Francesco Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and then Guidobaldo da Montefeltro at Urbino. Castiglione's service in Urbino gave him an entree to the court of Pope Julius II, where he became a friend of the artist Raphael. He was sent as ambassador to King Henry VII of England in 1513. A few years later, Castiglione married, but became a cleric in 1521 after the death of his wife. In 1524 he was sent by Pope Clement VII as ambassador to the Emperor Charles V. Castiglione's "Book of the Courtier,"published in 1528, was a huge and immediate success. It quickly became the most important book of etiquette for both the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy in Italy and beyond. The work helped spread the values of Italian humanism throughout western Europe. Of particular note, still prized today, were the ideal courtier's qualities of grace and nonchalance, which Castiglione called "sprezzatura."

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"Wie de ware kunst beheerst wekt de indruk dat het geen kunst is"
 
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marilib | Jan 25, 2020 |
Gefingeerde gesprekken door niet-gefingeerde personen aan het hof van Urbino in maart 1507, gedurende vier opeenvolgende avonden.
De auteur verschuilt zich achter personages, hij geeft slechts hun gesprekken weer.
Centraal begrip is grazia: innemend gedrag, achteloosheid, maar wel om in de gunst van de heer te komen.
Interessant als document, maar de lectuur is bijzonder saai
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bookomaniac | 12 andere besprekingen | Aug 15, 2010 |

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Werken
24
Ook door
1
Leden
2,633
Populariteit
#9,754
Waardering
½ 3.5
Besprekingen
17
ISBNs
94
Talen
13
Favoriet
4

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