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    • The Courtier

    • Il Cortegiano
    • By: Baldassare Castiglione
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Book of the Courtier remains the definitive account of Renaissance court life. Because of this, it is considered one of the most important Renaissance works. The book is organized as a series of fictional conversations that occur between the courtiers of the Duke of Urbino in 1507 (when Baldassare was in fact part of the Duke's Court). In the book, the courtier is described as having a cool mind, a good voice (with beautiful, elegant and brave words) along with proper bearing and gestures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very many Italian words mispronounced, gruesomely

    • By gnudung on 12-25-14

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Book of the Courtier

    • By: Baldassare Castiglione
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, ‘What should a courtier be like?’ and presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and invites comparisons with Machiavelli’s The Prince.

    Regular price: $44.09