Baldassare Castiglione

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  • Views Of Women In The Courtier By Baldassare Castiglione

    The role of women in European society was they were to be the household doing women like things, bear children and many would say that women were the opposite of men in every way and were not to have men like qualities and should to be very matronly and do things they believe a woman should do. There are many different types of views of women and some humanist views were from people such as Baldassare Castiglione and Raphael who was a painter. Castiglione was a humanist scholar and diplomat who wrote the book of The Courtier this is a book that discuss the topics of men and women and how both should act in society and specifically in this book he contemplates women and how he believes women should act in a certain way for example…

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  • The Courtier And Castiglione Analysis

    The Renaissance was a period of revolutionary change, therefore literature, art, and architecture all flourished. When the medieval era shifted into early modernity, this new era adopted new political and social reforms, and these new ideals ran through Renaissance writings. There are notable examples that affected this transition to modernity such as Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier and Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince. These pieces of revolutionary writings are prominently…

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  • The Prince, Nobility And Citizenry In The Renaissance

    The courtier were the nobility that supports the monarchy. These were the defenders and close friends of the royalty. In 1528 a nobleman by the name of Baldassare Castiglione wrote a book based on his experiences while traveling through the courts of Europe. This book was all about how the proper courtier should behave. Since their chief profession was to be a soldier to protect the prince, he needed training in all the skills that will make him an able warrior for his prince: riding, handling…

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  • The Values And Values Of Education During The European Renaissance

    also the fear of God, virtue and discipline” (Document 4) “were necessary for the proper education of children. However, some opposed the religious values and purposes in education. As written in a letter to the Parliament of Dijon, in which people argued “more farmers are needed that magistrates, more soldiers than priests, more merchants than philosophers, more hard working bodies than dreamy and contemplative spirits,” (Document 7). Although the religious aspect in education were…

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  • Machiavelli, Baldassare Castiglione And George Washington

    colonial periods, there were three men who wrote popular books that defined what an ideal person was, Niccolò Machiavelli, Baldassare Castiglione and George Washington. Machiavelli was a military advisor when Lorenzo de Medici was temporarily excommunicated from Florence. Machiavelli grew up under the Medici rule, but he saw the instability in government when others didn’t. When he was dismissed of his military position, he wrote The Prince. Published in 1532, The Prince gave advice on how to…

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  • The Courtier Analysis

    Baldisseri Castiglione’s Il Libro del Cortegiano (The Book of the Courtier) was one of the most popular, widely distributed and historically significant books in Renaissance Europe. Written between 1508 and 1528, Castiglione drew upon his years of experience of courts around Italy to imagine a discussion about what constitutes a ‘perfect’ courtly gentleman and lady. Soon after its release it had become a relative success in Italy and continued to grow in popularity, reaching over one hundred…

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  • Renaissance Women In The Renaissance

    Alberti’s The Family in Renaissance Florence (15th c.). These sources discuss women of different social contexts, with Castiglione focusing on an elite, upper-class lady and Alberti considering a bourgeois woman. The study of these sources reveals how women of each class were treated in regards to marriage, sexuality, and education, with elite women enjoying more freedom than middle-class women. Castiglione’s courtesy book, The Book of the Courtier, addresses the qualities of a perfect…

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  • The Importance Of Individualism And Utopian Society

    Bruegel the Elder, Baldassare Castiglione, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb. All of whom had made changes in history some of which were for the better and some of which was for the worse. Whether…

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  • Characteristics Of Machiavelli

    Throughout history, great leaders and figures influenced their respective lands greatly, fitting them into their own mold. These people had a set vision on what they wanted their land to be like, and some of these people, even wrote their ideas down. Three of these individuals are Baldassare Castiglione, an Italian diplomat, Niccolò Machiavelli also an Italian diplomat, and George Washington, the first president of the United States. They wrote The Courtier, The Prince, and Rules of Civility &…

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  • Baldassare Castiglione's The Book Of The Courtier

    Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier offers various opinions on what constitutes the ideal man. The descriptions serve as a paradigm for men of the noble class to emulate. In fact, Castiglione’s work sets the standard for what it meant to be a gentleman. According to him, being an ideal Renaissance man demanded total, conscious effort needed in mastering many traits, all the while making the ownership of these various characteristics seem uncontrived and natural. Because the…

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