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Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

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 ... More


Lavinia's Foreword

Annibal Guasco (ed.)

in Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the translation of Lavinia's Foreword, which is significant because it is the only place in Guasco's text where we hear Lavinia's voice speaking directly. Written in response to ... More


The “Discourse”: Context and Historical Background

Annibal Guasco (ed.)

in Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the context and historical background of Annibal Guasco's Discourse. Discourse represents a landmark in the history of women's education in that it is based on the assumption ... More


Discourse of Signor Annibal Guasco to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco (ed.)

in Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the translation of Annibal Guasco's Discourse. Part 1 covers Lavinia's education; Part 2 covers the proper court conduct for Lavinia.


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