A Beautiful Medieval Mind: Caterina Sforza

When living history participants talk about the medieval mindset what do you think they mean? As a mundane sociologist I have long been fascinated with other mindsets or “points of view”. I have often studied the languages, customs, literature, biographies, and history of a target culture to get an understanding of how they think and … More A Beautiful Medieval Mind: Caterina Sforza

Annibale Guasco and Castiglione on Courtly Manners

By Alexandra Coller in “How to Succeed at Court: Annibal Guasco’s Advice to his Daughter” Annibal Guasco’s Ragionamento: A Manual for the Lady at Court Writing in the latter part of the sixteenth-century, Annibal Guasco seems to have had a very different perspective on the role of ladies at court, since he penned a book entirely dedicated to … More Annibale Guasco and Castiglione on Courtly Manners