The Book of the Courtier Book

The Book of the Courtier

  • Author : conte Baldassarre Castiglione
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1903
  • Genre: Courtesy
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105004698630

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The Book of the Courtier Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Book of the Courtier

  • Author : Baldassarre Castiglione
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1928
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:248927606

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Galateo Book


  • Author : Giovanni Della Casa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1811
  • Genre: Carving (Meat, etc.)
  • Pages : 274

Galateo Excerpt :

Courtesy book, specifically intended for children. First appears in Italian in 1558.

Candide Book


  • Author : Voltaire Voltaire
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681959528

Candide Excerpt :

Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.

The Book of the Courtier Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Book of the Courtier

  • Author : Baldesar Castiglione
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 1976-10-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0140441921

The Book of the Courtier Excerpt :

‘The courtier has to imbue with grace his movements, his gestures, his way of doing things and in short, his every action’ In The Book of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, sets out to define the essential virtues for those at Court. In a lively series of imaginary conversations between the real-life courtiers to the Duke of Urbino, his speakers discuss qualities of noble behaviour – chiefly discretion, decorum, nonchalance and gracefulness – as well as wider questions such as the duties of a good government and the true nature of love. Castiglione’s narrative power and psychological perception make this guide both an entertaining comedy of manners and a revealing window onto the ideals and preoccupations of the Italian Renaissance at the moment of its greatest splendour. George Bull’s elegant translation captures the variety of tone in Castiglione’s speakers, from comic interjections to elevated rhetoric. This edition includes an introduction examining Castiglione’s career in the courts of Urbino and Mantua, a list of the historical characters he portrays and further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The 48 Laws Of Power Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

The 48 Laws Of Power

  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-03
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847651341

The 48 Laws Of Power Excerpt :

THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power. ___________________________________ (From the Playboy interview with Jay-Z, April 2003) PLAYBOY: Rap careers are usually over fast: one or two hits, then styles change and a new guy comes along. Why have you endured while other rappers haven't? JAY-Z: I would say that it's from still being able to relate to people. It's natural to lose yourself when you have success, to start surrounding yourself with fake people. In The 48 Laws of Power, it says the worst thing you can do is build a fortress around yourself. I still got the people who grew up with me, my cousin and my childhood friends. This guy right here (gestures to the studio manager), he's my friend, and he told me that one of my records, Volume Three, was wack. People set higher standards for me, and I love it.

From Criminal to Courtier Book

From Criminal to Courtier

  • Author : David Kunzle
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004475687

From Criminal to Courtier Excerpt :

At once military, social and art history, this book elucidates various visual media, much of it little known, that denounce military cruelty in the Netherlands of the 16th and 17th century. This unique Netherlands specialty contrasts with Rubens' glorification of war, and its justification in patriotic siege prints, Scipio Africanus, and the "courtiers" of the civic guard groups and Ter Borch.

The Courtier and the Heretic  Leibniz  Spinoza  and the Fate of God in the Modern World Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Courtier and the Heretic Leibniz Spinoza and the Fate of God in the Modern World

  • Author : Matthew Stewart
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2007-01-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393071047

The Courtier and the Heretic Leibniz Spinoza and the Fate of God in the Modern World Excerpt :

"Exhilarating…Stewart has achieved a near impossibility, creating a page-turner about jousting metaphysical ideas, casting thinkers as warriors." —Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review Once upon a time, philosophy was a dangerous business—and for no one more so than for Baruch Spinoza, the seventeenth-century philosopher vilified by theologians and political authorities everywhere as “the atheist Jew.” As his inflammatory manuscripts circulated underground, Spinoza lived a humble existence in The Hague, grinding optical lenses to make ends meet. Meanwhile, in the glittering salons of Paris, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was climbing the ladder of courtly success. In between trips to the opera and groundbreaking work in mathematics, philosophy, and jurisprudence, he took every opportunity to denounce Spinoza, relishing his self-appointed role as “God’s attorney.” In this exquisitely written philosophical romance of attraction and repulsion, greed and virtue, religion and heresy, Matthew Stewart gives narrative form to an epic contest of ideas that shook the seventeenth century—and continues today.

Birbal The Clever Courtier Book

Birbal The Clever Courtier

  • Author : Anupa Lal
  • Publisher : Scholastic India
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9788176558150

Birbal The Clever Courtier Excerpt :

The cleverness of Birbal, the most famous minister in the Mughal emporer Akbar's court, is legendary. Whenever Emporer Akbar had a problem to solve, or a philosophic question to ask, it was Birbal he turned to. And Birbal would provide him with thought-provoking or bizzarre answers, which resolved the monarch's dilemma. So whether it was why the palms of people's hands are hairless, or if a mango tree could stand witness in court, or whether all sons-in-law should be hanged, Birbal could suggest an intelligent and funny solution to these problems. This made him Akbar's favourite, which in turn earned Birbal the envy of the other courtiers. This collection of twenty-one fabulously funny stories contains all the wit and wisdom that make the stories of Birbal so widely read and loved.

The Book of Tea Book
Score: 3
From 17 Ratings

The Book of Tea

  • Author : Kakuzo Okakura
  • Publisher : Applewood Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429012799

The Book of Tea Excerpt :

Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.

How to Achieve True Greatness Book

How to Achieve True Greatness

  • Author : Baldesar Castiglione
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-08-25
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141965024

How to Achieve True Greatness Excerpt :

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Warm Bread and Honey Cake Book

Warm Bread and Honey Cake

  • Author : Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra
  • Publisher : Pavilion
  • Release Date : 2012-11-23
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781909108233

Warm Bread and Honey Cake Excerpt :

A comprehensive and unparalleled collection of breads, cakes and pastries from around the world, this beautiful sourcebook of recipes is also a well-researched exploration of home baking techniques and global ethnic history. The combination of recipes, anecdotal and historical text and pictures give this book a unique appeal and make it perfect for today’s discerning ‘foodies’. The recipes are drawn from all over the world (including Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, the Caribbean and Latin America), are easy-to follow and beautifully photographed. Any unusual techniques are illustrated step-by-step for ease. Try your hand at Azorean honey cake or Jamaican hard dough bread. Let your family’s tastebuds thrill to Azerbaijani cream cheese baklava or Dutch brown sugar coils. Chapters cover breads, cakes, pastries, savouries and biscuits. The combination of delicious recipes and a fascinating background text make this book a fantastic read and a must for any home cook looking to truly broaden their repertoire or with an interest in the culture of food.

The Courtier s Library Book

The Courtier s Library

  • Author : John Donne
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1930
  • Genre: Imaginary books and libraries
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000458515

The Courtier s Library Excerpt :

A list of imaginary books ascribed to real authors.