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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 (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

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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 the home. In the Discourse, he details the unique and extremely rigorous educational program to which he had subjected Lavinia almost from the cradle with this end in mind. To complete Lavinia's education, Annibal filled the Discourse with advice on spirituality and morality, health and beauty, and how to behave at court—everything a well-bred lady-in-waiting would need to know. This edition also includes an appendix that traces the later events of Lavinia's life through excerpts from her father's letters.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-139) and index.

About the Author

Peggy Osborn is a senior lecturer (retired) in Italian Renaissance literature at the University of Bristol. She is the author of G. B. Giraldi's Altile: The Birth of a New Dramatic Genre in Renaissance Ferrara.

Table of 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

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226310558
Translator:
Osborn, Peggy
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Translator:
Osborn, Peggy
Author:
Osborn, Peggy
Author:
Guasco, Annibale
Author:
Harley, J. B.
Author:
Guasco, Annibal
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Courtesy
Subject:
Courts and courtiers
Subject:
Ladies-in-waiting
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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