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Castiglione's Allegory


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Contents: Preface; Introduction: audience, interpretation, and allegory; Castiglione's Francescopaedia: Pope Julius II and Francesco Maria della Rovere; Philosophers on the ladder of love? Pietro Bembo and Ottaviano Fregoso; Incitements to folly: Gaspar Pallavicino and Cesare Gonzaga; Medicine and statecraft: the courtier as physician; The Courtier and the Statesman: structural relations; Castiglione's Impresa and the veiled policy of the Courtier; Epilogue: the silence of the archive; Works cited; Index.

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Emeritus Professor W.R. Albury is currently Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia.


'... an important new reading of Castiglione's work even as it builds upon a vast body of previous scholarship. The chapter sections fall into place like pieces of a puzzle, each elucidating a complementary aspect of The Book of the Courtier's "veiled policy". The author provides historical, political, cultural, literary, and biographical contexts that helpfully support this new interpretation of the work ... a sheer joy to read.' Jo Ann Cavallo, Columbia University, USA; author of The World beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto 'The book concludes with a thoughtful and thought-provoking chapter analyzing Castiglione's medal and impresa. Rarely can a medal have been subjected to such rigorous examination.' Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins and Medals, The British Museum, UK; author of Italian Medals c. 1530-1600 in British Public Collections

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