Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Castiglione

Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Washington State University

CASTIGLIONE
(1478-1529)



THE COURTIER

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

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  • 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. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/castigli.htm.

Castiglione, Baldesar. The Book of the Courtier. Trans. Sir Thomas Hoby. 1561. Renascence Editions.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/courtier/courtier1.

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.