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CASTIGLIONE, B.: Book of the Courtier (The) (Unabridged)

Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, ‘What should a courtier be like?’; it presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and invites comparisons with Machiavelli’s The Prince. It is absorbing and enlightening, and encompasses a wide range of topics that include dancing, fencing, war, religion, culture, courtly and corporeal love and gender relations, with a surprisingly modern defence of women and equal rights.



Disc 1

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Book of the Courtier 00:13:27
2.   Play with flash player The First Book of the Courtier 00:10:16
3.   Play with flash player The same was it among the ladies… 00:12:26
4.   Play with flash player My lady Duchess laughed, and the Unico… 00:11:25
5.   Play with flash player 'I wish, then, that this Courtier of ours…' 00:11:31
6.   Play with flash player Then my lord Gaspare replied: 'As for me…' 00:11:36


Disc 2

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Then Messer Cesare Gonzaga said…' 00:11:39
2.   Play with flash player Then my lord Magnifico said: 'This is true…' 00:12:04
3.   Play with flash player The Magnifico said: 'I cannot and in reason…' 00:11:52
4.   Play with flash player 'We, on the contrary, much more strict…' 00:11:25
5.   Play with flash player Then the Count said: 'I fear we shall be entering…' 00:11:24
6.   Play with flash player 'Thus you know Alexander held Homer…' 00:12:17


Disc 3

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Then my lord Gaspare said: 'I admit that music…' 00:11:28
2.   Play with flash player Therefore painting seems to me nobler… 00:10:40
3.   Play with flash player The Second Book of the Courtier 00:10:16
4.   Play with flash player Therefore let it be allowed us also to follow… 00:10:34
5.   Play with flash player 'And I remember having in my time known…' 00:09:53
6.   Play with flash player Messer Federico replied: 'I regard as beautiful…' 00:10:40
7.   Play with flash player Without waiting for more, Pietro da Napoli… 00:09:40


Disc 4

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Then Messer Federico replied: 'I will by no…' 00:11:31
2.   Play with flash player 'But I do not wish to touch on painful subjects.' 00:11:19
3.   Play with flash player 'What,' replied my lord Gaspare, 'do you say…' 00:11:17
4.   Play with flash player 'Sometimes, thinking it to be droll and witty…' 00:11:04
5.   Play with flash player 'Hence in our mode of life and conversation…' 00:12:27
6.   Play with flash player 'Moreover we must diligently consider…' 00:12:34


Disc 5

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Messer Bernardo said: 'They must rather have…' 00:11:42
2.   Play with flash player 'But among other witticisms those have…' 00:11:25
3.   Play with flash player 'You see that this situation gave opportunity…' 00:10:14
4.   Play with flash player 'Don Giovanni di Cardona said something…' 00:10:44
5.   Play with flash player 'Another time Rafaello de Pazzi saw a letter…' 00:11:26
6.   Play with flash player Then my lady Duchess said: 'And why do you…' 00:09:13
7.   Play with flash player And so, after they had again laughed awhile… 00:08:31


Disc 6

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Then Messer Bernardo said, laughing… 00:13:30
2.   Play with flash player The Third Book of the Courtier 00:11:33
3.   Play with flash player 'Laying aside, then, those faculties of the mind…' 00:11:36
4.   Play with flash player Then my lord Gaspare said: 'I do not wish…' 00:12:01
5.   Play with flash player 'I do not see, my lord Magnifico,'… 00:11:54
6.   Play with flash player The Magnifico Giuliano laughed, and said…' 00:11:10


Disc 7

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player My lord Gaspare said: 'It may be that this lady…' 00:11:51
2.   Play with flash player 'But laying all others aside, tell me, my lord…' 00:12:39
3.   Play with flash player Then Messer Cesare, who had been silent… 00:11:02
4.   Play with flash player 'Forgive me, my lord Gaspare, if I say the truth…' 00:12:46
5.   Play with flash player Messer Cesare having ceased speaking… 00:11:23
6.   Play with flash player Then my lord Gaspare said, laughing… 00:12:20


Disc 8

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'My Lady,' replied the Unico… 00:10:08
2.   Play with flash player The Magnifico replied: 'Love affairs that have…' 00:10:29
3.   Play with flash player Then my lord Gaspare said: 'Another cause…' 00:10:29
4.   Play with flash player If, then, these men had lived… 00:10:16
5.   Play with flash player 'From this it follows that…' 00:10:11
6.   Play with flash player Then my lord Ottaviano said, smiling…' 00:09:27
7.   Play with flash player My lord Ottaviano replied: 'You have judged…' 00:10:16


Disc 9

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player My lord Ottaviano replied: 'With that gentle…' 00:12:18
2.   Play with flash player Then my lord Gaspare said: 'I should much like…' 00:10:39
3.   Play with flash player 'I should say then, that the prince ought to…' 00:10:17
4.   Play with flash player My lord Ottaviano added: 'I think, then…' 00:12:30
5.   Play with flash player My lord Ottaviano laughed, and said: 'My lord…' 00:12:40
6.   Play with flash player Then my lady Duchess said: 'I am glad, Messer…' 00:10:59


Disc 10

  The Book of the Courtier (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Here Bembo paused a little, as if to rest… 00:10:43
2.   Play with flash player Messer Pietro Bembo was silent… 00:10:55
3.   Play with flash player 'Therefore the lover who considers beauty…' 00:10:39
4.   Play with flash player 'What mortal tongue, then, O most holy Love…' 00:09:05

Total Playing Time: 11:23:46






Author(s):
Castiglione, Baldassare

Reader(s):
Boulton, Nicholas

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0305

Barcode: 9781781981245

Release Date: 05/2018

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