By Annibal Guasco, Peggy Osborn

ISBN-10: 0226310531

ISBN-13: 9780226310534

ISBN-10: 0226310558

ISBN-13: 9780226310558

ISBN-10: 0226310566

ISBN-13: 9780226310565

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca started her new lifestyles as a lady-in-waiting on the court docket of Turin, she introduced along with her a parting present from her father Annibal (1540-1619): a close guidebook he wrote to assist steer her in the course of the many pitfalls of court docket lifestyles. Lavinia had her father's Discourse released in 1586; this English translation is the 1st model released in any shape in view that that time.

The Discourse screens an extremely far-sighted view of women's schooling. Annibal notion talented younger women may still increase their skills and practice them to careers outdoor the house. within the Discourse, he information the original and intensely rigorous academic software to which he had subjected Lavinia nearly from the cradle with this result in brain. to accomplish Lavinia's schooling, Annibal stuffed the Discourse with suggestion on spirituality and morality, beauty and health, and the way to act at court—everything a well-bred lady-in-waiting would have to recognize. This variation additionally contains an appendix that lines the later occasions of Lavinia's lifestyles via excerpts from her father's letters.

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For one contemporary account, see Girolamo Ghilini’s Teatro d’Huomini letterati (Venice, 1647), 14–15. Context and Historical Background Accademia degli Immobili, which had been founded in Alessandria in 1562. His numerous letters show that his friends and correspondents included some of the most influential figures of contemporary Italy—heads of state, princes of the Church, nobles, writers, and diplomats. He was an ardent patriot, and in 1598 was sent as his country’s ambassador to swear an oath of fealty to the governor of Milan in the name of the king of Spain.

She has also learned to play the viola da gamba and can use it to accompany any song or part, as well as the clavichord, on which she can play a range of fashionable musical compositions and, if so required, continue playing and extemporizing for two hours or more at a stretch, with continual variations. In addition, she has mastered the art of counterpoint and has learned how to notate, under the guidance of not one but four music masters who have been coming to the house on a daily basis to teach her, all four 21.

His heir, Francesco, who graduated in jurisprudence from the University of Pavia, was elected mayor of Tortona, where he was highly esteemed, and he later became a senator in Milan. He married Clara Luce Stageno. Lavinia’s two sisters, Caterina and Veronica, both entered convents at an early age. L AV I N I A G U A S C A Lavinia was the eldest of Guasco’s three surviving daughters. She was born on the feast of Saint Anthony (June 13), 1574, in her parental home in Alessandria. While her two sisters were sent to be educated as boarders in the Alessandrian convent of Santa Marguerita, Lavinia was kept at home and educated partly by her father and partly by a whole series of hired tutors, always under her father’s strict supervision.

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