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Discourse to Lady Lavinia, his daughter concerning the manner in which she should conduct herself when going to court as lady-in-waiting to the Most Serene Infanta, Lady Caterina, Duchess of Savoy

Annibale Guasco d. 1619. Peggy Osborn

c2003

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  • Title:
    Discourse to Lady Lavinia, his daughter concerning the manner in which she should conduct herself when going to court as lady-in-waiting to the Most Serene Infanta, Lady Caterina, Duchess of Savoy
  • Author: Annibale Guasco d. 1619.
  • Peggy Osborn
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Series; The "Discourse": Context and Historical Background; Volume Editor's Bibliography; Lavinia's Foreword: In Obedience to My Most Illustrious Father, Annibal Guasco; Guasco's Sonnet to Lavinia; Discourse of Signor Annibal Guasco to Lady Lavinia His Daughter; Appendix: Guasco's Correspondence as a Reflection of His Family Life; Series Editors' Bibliography; Index
    When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540-1619): a detailed guidebook he wrote to help steer her through the many pitfalls of court life. Lavinia had her father's Discourse published in 1586; this English translation is the first version published in any form since that time.The Discourse displays an incredibly far-sighted view of women's education. Annibal thought gifted young girls should develop their talents and apply them to careers outside
  • Publication Date: c2003
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (177 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-281-12571-7;ISBN 9786611125714;ISBN 0-226-31056-6
  • Subjects: Guasco, Lavinia, b. 1574; Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800; Women -- Conduct of life; Courtesy; Courts and courtiers; Ladies-in-waiting -- Italy; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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