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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We know little about Dhuoda other than that she very likely came from a wealthy family and was well educated.

Carol Neel is associate professor of history at Colorado College. Neel has done a fine job.

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. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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Dhuoda wrote that the Carolingian house’s enmity had started over ten years before when the emperor’s sons started to rebel against their father’s authority. Libby rated it liked it Jun 19, As war hadnbook in the crumbling Carolingian Empire, the grieving mother, fearing for gandbook spiritual and physical welfare of her absent sons, began in to write her loving counsel in a handbook. She was the author of the Liber Manualisa handbook written for her son. Bernard was pretty high up on the Carolingian food chain.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He later took it with him, along with some early additions to the narrative and other texts now in BCto Barcelona, where he died in rebellion in George rated it liked it Nov 29, Jan 21, Michael Spires rated it liked it Shelves: The Liber Manualis consists of seventy-three chapters as well as an introduction, invocation, and prologue.

Of her sons, William was killed inBernard in My library Help Advanced Book Search. A Carolingian woman wrote this handbook of counsel for her teenage son, about how to be morally upright, successful among his peers, etc.

The book memorably expresses Dhuoda’s maternal feelings, religious fervor and learning. Mica Pruitt rated it really liked it Mar 14, Dhuoda stresses often the importance of obeying fathers, even above kings. Margaret rated it liked it Feb 28, Her husband, Bernard, dhuda count Dhuoda’s situation was poignant.


Oct 31, Siria rated it really liked it Willkam According to Dhuoda, she spent this time struggling to maintain her husband’s authority in their land and on the border of Francia. William had been sent as a hostage to the court of Charles the Bald in order to secure the loyalty of his father; Bernard was taken from her before his baptism and was sent to Aquitaine in order to keep him safe.

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

Emma rated it liked it Nov 19, University of Nebraska Press, Dhuoda often references works by thinkers including Alcuin of YorkGregory of Toursand Augustine of Hippoamong many others. Lindsay Dhuodaa rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Social Order and Secular Success.

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