Sep 28, 2020
How to Achieve True Greatness
Posted by Baldassare Castiglione

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin s Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history s most prodigious thinkers Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type driven design that highlights the bookmaker s art Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who wantThe perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin s Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history s most prodigious thinkers Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type driven design that highlights the bookmaker s art Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped our world.

  • Title: How to Achieve True Greatness
  • Author: Baldassare Castiglione
  • ISBN: 9780143037552
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Achieve True Greatness The perfect books for the true book lover Penguin s Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history s most prodigious thinkers Each volume is beautifully packaged with a un

    Alan

    An interesting read that I am not quite sure what to make of This guide to becoming a good courtier, which I assume translates to today s modern gentleman, focuses on some key attributes that anyone wishing to become a good courtier should strive towards pursuing These attributes include being in top physical health that is to say actively participating in gymnastics , attaining a deep understanding of the humanities as it is at the core of civilization , strongly relying on justice as it is the [...]


    Ana Rînceanu

    How to a perfect courtier during the Renaissance An on old school version of a gentleman.


    David

    Part of Penguin Great Ideas series, this book is an excerpt from the Renaissance writer Baldesar Castiglione It is written for the patrons of the Italian court on how to behave properly The ethical debate comes from a two night debate which becomes so heated that they forget about time and dawn arises.On the first night the group decided that the courtier should strive to have the high values, strong warrior abilities and well educated like that of the prince but not overstep one s position but [...]


    Sunny

    short book about the characteristics of the perfect courier in Italy Couriers were seen as advisors to princes and therefore had to be as close to perfection as the princes wanted themselves to be also ths story is abotu a dinner party where a group of Italian aristocrats get together and discuss what attributes such a courtier must have and what makes someone truly great some interesting points raised about bravery and beauty.


    DilanAc

    A socratic type dialogue between a number of men in a salon type atmosphere It owes much to Plato but the discussion on love is very interesting This idea of divine love, chaste love, courtly love seems to have died with the Renaissance but it is fascinating.


    A.K. Klemm

    We did not communicate well at all anakalianwhims.wordpress 2


    Elsie

    Just in time for the start of the fall semester


    Maxo Marc

    Had some catchy sayings in it and some timeless truths.


    Michael

    Focused too much on old people and love Not enough on actually becoming great internally.



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