Roger Chartier on Castiglione's Book of the Courtier

"Per dir forse una nova parola": Sixteenth-century translations of sprezzatura

Professor Roger Chartier will speak on Castiglione's Book of the Courtier, its early modern editions and translations, and the changing meanings of the key term sprezzatura. Professor Chartier will also show and examine early editions of Castiglione from the Kislak Center's rare book collections.

February 06, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm @ Lea Library, Kislak Center, 6th floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Cover of Il libro del cortegiano, Castiglione.

Featured Image: Castiglione, Il libro del cortegiano (Venetia: Nelle case d'Aldo Romano, 1528)

Roger Chartier is Annenberg Visiting Professor in History at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor at the College de France.

This event is organized by the Center for Italian Studies.