Handbook for William has 55 ratings and 5 reviews. Siria said: This, to me, Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda. Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her. Son, by Dhuoda (review). John Moorhead. Parergon, Volume 17, Number 2, January , pp. Handbook for William: a Carolingian woman’s counsel for her son / by Dhuoda ; translated and with an introduction and afterword by Carol Neel Dhuoda.

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Of her sons, William was killed inBernard in No trivia or quizzes yet. Carol Adler rated it liked it Dec 30, Let me emphasize that the nobility of this era were not those of the High Middle Ages with fairy tale castles and shinning armor. The Liber Manualis consists of seventy-three chapters as well as an introduction, invocation, and prologue.

Dhuoda’s situation was poignant. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Intended as a guide to right conduct, the book was to be shared in time with William’s younger brother.

Jan 21, Michael Spires rated it liked it Shelves: It is intended to be a moral compass and a guide to how a young Christian man should behave at the time.

Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Shiloh rated it liked it Oct 05, The struggle for power embroiled the nobility with the heirs, including her willima, who held a great amount of power as the ruler of Septimania. In teaching her children how they might flourish in God’s eyes, as well as humanity’s, Dhuoda reveals the authority of Carolingian women in aristocratic households.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book memorably expresses Dhuoda’s maternal feelings, religious fervor and learning. Medieval History Geek An amateur’s blog about Medieval history, books, etc.

William was the son of Bernard of Septimania and Dhuoda. Now available for the first time in paperback, it includes an afterword written by Carol Neel that takes into account recent scholarship and the revised edition of Riche’s text. Dhuoda, a noblewoman separated from her husband and much loved children, wrote this little guide for her son to instruct him in righteous living.

The Barcelona manuscript is a 14th century copy of an earlier work.

Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda

Like many people of the period hansbook h o wrote about society, Dhuoda seems to have found the values expressed in the Old Testament more relevant than those in the New, and, like many writers of just that time in Francia, she found the figure of Job particularly compelling.

There are other possibilities. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: May 06, Walt rated it really liked it Shelves: Rent from DeepDyve Recommend.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Their first son, William of Septimaniawas born on 29 Novemberand the second, Bernard Plantapilosaon 22 March This particular collection included seven. First dhuodx without having to go in to work in a month, some fresh well, maybe not so fresh eye-candy, an unexpectedly affordable edition of a book I really want and some good articles so I can start to re-medievalize my brain — yesterday was a good day.


She dwells on family relations, social order, the connection between religious and military responsibility, and, always, the central place of Christian devotion in a noble life. Book titles OR Journal titles. Preview — Handbook for William by Dhuoda.

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Feb 09, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: Louis would hold onto authority over the eastern Franks, Charles established himself in the west, and Lothar received territory that cut north to south from the Low Countries to Italy.

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Refresh and try again. Dhuoda’s work is the only one known to be written by a woman to survive from the Carolingian period.

The mother’s advice to her son is how to navigate the political waters of Dark Ages France. His three sons LothairLouis the Germanand Charles the Bald fought over the partition handgook the empire. She brings out, without adjudicating between, different approaches to the text opened up by feminist scholarship: Open Preview See a Problem?