Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University



Here’s what Castiglione had to say about musicianship:
Castiglione on Musicianship.


  • Why does the Renaissance need advice books on basic behavior?
  • What does this phenomenon have to do with the rise of the market economy?
  • If the “self” in the Renaissance is now a construct to be fashioned and the culture fosters a hyperconsciousness about this, where does identity come from?
  • Is this senss of identity different from the Anglo-Saxon sense of identity?

Works Cited

“Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529) — conte di Novilara.” Books and Writers.

Castiglione, Baldesar. The Book of the Courtier. Trans. Sir Thomas Hoby. 1561. Renascence Editions.

Castiglione, Baldassare. The Book of the Courtier. Excerpts. Literature of the Western World, Vol. I. 5th ed. by Brian Wilkie and James Hurt. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2001. 2293-2300.