Wednesday 29 August 2018

Galateo: Politeness for the Internet Age

Galateo is a 16th century handbook on politeness written by Giovanni Della Casa which was spread throughout Europe, taking notions of politeness through the continent. It took a while to arrive to England, infiltrating at the end of the 17th century before becoming a vital part of early 18th century Spectator culture.

I think the internet could do with something like it again, so I made a video trying to present it to the webizens. Here it is.

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