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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Emperor Louis the Piousson of Charlemagnedied hxndbook Summary of the Works Major Points. Kristie rated it really liked it Jul 09, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

The Liber manualis full title: It hints at a role for Carolingian women of serving as the voice of morals and values.

Margaret rated it liked it Feb 28, Dhuoda’s intellectual world was more explicitly Christian than that of Einhard, a nearly contemporary member of the laity, but impressive none the less. Her book is a paperback reprint of a work published in hard covers some years ago, with the addition of new material at the end, where an exceptionally helpful Afterword engages with some of the surprisingly large volume of relevant recent work and suggests ways in which it facilitates the reading of the text.

Or maybe she was just an anti-jovial person. William was the son of Bernard of Septimania and Dhuoda. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Separated from her husband and children, Dhuoda poured a mother’s love into her book: Her husband, Bernard, the count of Septimania, was away and she was separated from her children.


Retrieved from ” https: W e are confronted with a good deal of information on the Carolingian and post-Carolingian aristocracy; it dhoda as a surprise to leam from the introduction that the founder of the great monastery of Cluny may have been a grandson of Dhuoda. Meredith rated it did not like it Oct 13, Also notable, despite the heavy concentration on the spiritual well-being of her son, is Dhuoda’s conviction that the lay state, and everyday secular activities, could have positive value.

Mica Pruitt rated it really liked it Mar 14, Feb 09, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: The Carolingians and the Written Word. Bernard was pretty high up on the Carolingian food chain.

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Manuel por mon fils Paris. The Liber Manualis consists of seventy-three chapters as well as an introduction, invocation, and prologue. The Deaths of the Body and of the Spirit. Eusebius of Caesaria, Edwin Hamilton Gifford, trans. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The book memorably expresses Dhuoda’s maternal feelings, religious fervor and learning. These people were more of an equivolent of an “upper middle class” in terms of income, luxuries, education, and legal rights. Zach rated it really hanxbook it Apr 05, It is an invaluable document both for the general history of the Frankish era, but also for the history of education and the standards of education which could be attained by women even within the prescriptive bounds hqndbook early medieval society.


Articles incorporating a citation from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference CS1 maint: No formal history training. Dhuoda’s work is the only one known to be written by a woman to survive from the Carolingian period. Whereas William is encouraged to show reverence to his father, only loyalty seems to be due to his lord, Charles the Bald, and family connections are overwhelmingly thought of as being with the family of one’s father rather than that of one’s mother.

Yet the Handbook gives us access to the unhindered voice of a ninth-century woman: Dhuoda herself mentions very little of him during this time.

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

Arnobius of Sicca, George McCracken, trans. Ralf Besselaar rated it really liked it Nov 29, There are other possibilities. Wipf and Stock Carol Neel is associate professor of history at Colorado College. So handboook that I did something I rarely do and printed off two articles to read more closely, one by Cullen Chandler and another willian Jonathan Jarrett.

Emma rated it liked it Nov 19, As always, I looked at the title wistfully, then decided to check the price.