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 Il libro del cortegiano
(1,281 words)

Il cortegiano

'The book of the courtier’, 'The courtier’

Baldassar (Baldassare, Baldassarre) Castiglione

Date: Between 1508 and 1528

Original Language: Italian


Il cortegiano was written by Baldassare Castiglione between 1508 and 1516 and carefully revised until 1528, the year of its publication. It is considered one of the most representative pieces of literature of the Italian Renaissance. It unfolds in four books the conversations th…

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Krystyna Starczewska, Katarzyna, “ Il libro del cortegiano”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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