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Author Guasco, Annibale, 1540-1619.

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 / Annibal Guasco ; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Peggy Osborn

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 145 pages)
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Series The other voice in early modern Europe
Other voice in early modern Europe.
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Guasco, Lavinia, 1574-
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1900
Courts and courtiers.
Ladies-in-waiting -- Italy.
Women -- Conduct of life.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0226310531 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226310558 (paperback; alk. paper)
0226310566 (electronic bk.)
9780226310534 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226310558 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780226310565 (electronic bk.)