DescriptionThis book aims to understand the different readings of Castiglione's Cortegiano
Preface and Acknowledgements.
1. Tradition and Reception.
2. The Courtier in its Time.
3. The Courtier in Italy.
4. The Courtier Translated.
5. The Courtier Imitated.
6. The Courtier Criticized.
7. The Courtier Revived.
8. The Courtier in European Culture.
Appendix 1 Editions of the Courtier, 1528-1850.
Appendix 2 Readers of the Courtier before 1700.
"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
* This is a major new work on the renaissance by one of the leading scholars in the field: it will do very well.