The article presents two exemplary cases, based on the definition of the perfect courtier elaborated by Castiglione in his dialogue Il Cortegiano, and on Amedeo Quondam’s comments on the importance, in this «form of life», of conversation and courtesans’ skills. The «grace» of court life is shown in the books; the analysis of two episodes of the Amadís and the Sferamundi of Greece at a distance of 60 years, between Spain and Italy, makes it possible to note the persistence of this way of life in its various nuances, where the more mature variations accentuate the wonderful details of palaces and gardens and they highlight female protagonism.

Representación cortesana en unos libros de caballerías renacentistas: la conversación y la fiesta en el Amadís de Gaula y en el Esferamundi de Grecia

Anna Bognolo
2021

Abstract

The article presents two exemplary cases, based on the definition of the perfect courtier elaborated by Castiglione in his dialogue Il Cortegiano, and on Amedeo Quondam’s comments on the importance, in this «form of life», of conversation and courtesans’ skills. The «grace» of court life is shown in the books; the analysis of two episodes of the Amadís and the Sferamundi of Greece at a distance of 60 years, between Spain and Italy, makes it possible to note the persistence of this way of life in its various nuances, where the more mature variations accentuate the wonderful details of palaces and gardens and they highlight female protagonism.
Amadís de Gaula; Esferamundi de Grecia; Il Cortegiano; protagonismo femenino.
Libros de caballerias, Renacimiento
El artículo presenta dos casos ejemplares, a partir de la definición del perfecto cortesano elaborada por Castiglione en su diálogo Il Cortegiano, y de los comentarios de Amedeo Quondam sobre la importancia, en esta «forma del vivere», de la conversación y de las habilidades cortesanas. La «gracia» de la vida de corte se muestra en los libros de caballerías; el análisis de dos episodios del Amadís y del Esferamundi de Grecia a distancia de 60 años, entre España e Italia, permite notar el perdurar de esta forma de vida en sus varios matices, donde las variaciones más maduras acentúan los detalles maravillosos de palacios y jardines y destacan el protagonismo femenino.
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