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7: The Ideal Courtier

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  • Baldessare Castiglione, Il cortegiano (Venice, 1552 edition). Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich. Find It
  • Baldessare Castiglione, The courtyer of Count Baldessar Castilio: diuided into foure bookes. Very necessary and profitable for yonge gentilmen and gentilwomen abiding in court, palaice or place, done into English by Thomas Hoby (London, 1561). From Early English Books Online (via institutional subscription): Find It
  • Serafino Aquilano, Strambotti (ca. 1520), from the Bayerische Stadtsbibliothek Munich Find It
  • Images and diagrams of the Urbino studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro, from Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro, by Robert Kirkbride (Columbia University Press, 2008), available in open access electronic form via e-gutenberg.org. Find It


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  • Castiglione, Baldassarre. The Book of the Courtier: The Singleton Translation, an Authoritative Text Criticism, ed. Daniel Javitch. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48931733
  • Eichberger, Dagmar, and Yvonne Bleyerveld. Women of Distinction: Margaret of York, Margaret of Austria. Davidsfonds: Brepols, 2005. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62395082
  • Feldman, Martha and Bonnie Gordon, eds. The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58720701.
  • Haar, James. "The Courtier as Musician: Castiglione's View of the Science and Art of Music." In Castiglione: The Ideal and the Real in Renaissance Culture, ed. Robert Hanning and David Rosand, pp. 165-90. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8430238
  • Jones, Sterling Scott. The Lira Da Braccio, Publications of the Early Music Institute. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
  • Kelly, Joan. "Did Women have a Renaissance?" In Women, history & theory: the Essays of Joan Kelly, pp. 19-50. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10723739.
  • Marino, Joseph. "A Renaissance in the Vernacular: Baldassar Castiglione's Coining of the aulic." In Perspectives on Early Modern and Modern Intellectual History, ed. Joseph Marino and Melinda Schlitt, pp. 145-63. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45766625
  • Newcomb, Anthony. "Courtesans, muses or musicians? Professional Women Musicians in Sixteenth-Century Italy." In Women Making Music: the Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950, pp. 90-115. Ed. Jane Bowers and Judith Tick. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1986. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12104131
  • Newcomb, Anthony. The Madrigal at Ferrara, 1579-1597. 2 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3627712
  • Prizer, William F. "The Frottola and the Unwritten Tradition." Studi musicali 15 (1986), 8-19.
  • Prizer, William F. “Isabella d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia as Patrons of Music: The Frottola at Mantua and Ferrara.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 38 (1985), 1-33. http://www.jstor.org/stable/831548
  • Prizer, William F. “Una "Virtù Molto Conveniente A Madonne": Isabella D'este as a Musician.” The Journal of Musicology 17 (1999), 10-49. http://www.jstor.org/stable/764010
  • Prizer, William F. Courtly Pastimes. The Frottole of Marchetto Cara. Ann Arbor, MI, 1980. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6788574
  • Wistreich, Richard. Warrior, courtier, singer : Giulio Cesare Brancaccio and the performance of identity in the late Renaissance. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2007. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/76851954
  • Zecher, Carla. “The Gendering of the Lute in Sixteenth-Century French Love Poetry.”Renaissance Quarterly53, (2000), 769-791.http://www.jstor.org/stable/2901497
Richard Freedman,
Jul 24, 2012, 1:53 PM