Please do read the excerpts from The Book of the Courtier by Castiglione and from The Tables of Delicacies by Mustafa Ali, before coming to the discussion session on Friday. Here you have some key themes through which you might read the text linking it with the issues pointed out during the lectures:
-What do the authors intend to do through these texts of etiquette?-Who is a courtier? How was a courtier described by Mustafa Ali and Castiglione?
-How did both authors describe “norms of civility”? What are the points of convergence and divergence regarding “norms of civility” and “self-fashioning”?