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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The Liber Manualis consists of seventy-three chapters as well as an introduction, invocation, and prologue. EME is an excellent publication — there were 4 articles in this issue and I downloaded all of them. Yet This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking texts to survive from the Middle Ages. Her husband, Bernard, the count Regents Studies in Medieval Culture.

Jan 21, Michael Spires rated it liked it Shelves: The context which Carol Neel provides in the introduction is what makes this all the more touching—Dhuoda was likely never reunited with her children, and the eponymous William was executed in his early twenties.

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

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Feb 09, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: The Deaths of the Body and of the Spirit. The mother’s advice to her son is how to navigate the political waters of Dark Ages France. Dhuoda wrote that the Carolingian house’s enmity had started over ten years before when handhook emperor’s sons started to rebel against their father’s authority.

It hints at a role for Carolingian women of serving as the voice of morals and values.


Erica rated it really liked it Mar 02, Dhuoda’s work is rendered into clear English, to which an introduction, pitched roughly willoam undergraduate level, eases the path.

Texts written by w o m e n are u n c o m m o n in this period, as are those by members of the laity; having been written by dhuova laywoman, Dhuoda’s Handbook is of outstanding interest in various ways.

No formal history training.

dhuooda From Nazareth to Nicaea. It is known to have been sent to William in We know little about Dhuoda other than that she very likely came from a wealthy family and was well educated.

Refresh and try again. Neel has done a fine job. Account Options Sign in. She brings out, without adjudicating between, different approaches to the text opened up by feminist scholarship: His three sons LothairLouis the Germanand Charles the Bald fought over the partition of the empire.

Summary of the Works Major Points. W e are confronted with a good deal of information on the Carolingian and post-Carolingian aristocracy; it comes as a surprise to leam from the introduction that the founder of the great monastery of Cluny may have been a grandson of Dhuoda.

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The new issue is out and it has some good stuff. Wallace-Hadrill king kingdom Latin Liber manualis little book live Lord Lord’s Louis the German Louis the Pious Luke medieval mercy merits mind mother ninth-century noble offer peace points out Dhuoda praise pray prayer priests prologue Prudentius Psalms Rabanus Maurus Riche Dhuoda Riche notes Dhuoda Riche’s saints salvation Scripture says secular seek seven soul struggle things thou translation Trinity understanding urge verses virtues Wisd wish women words written.

Gods Chastisement of Those He Loves. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Carol Adler rated it liked it Dec 30, 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 It is intended to be a moral compass and a guide to how a young Christian man should behave at the time.


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Emma rated it liked it Nov 19, Dom rated it really liked it Jul 17, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Her husband, Bernard, the count of Septimania, was away and she was separated from her children.

Her husband, Bernard, was condemned for rebellion and executed in Intriguingly, some of her material on him is based on Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Job, a work far longer and more complex than the book of the Bible which it sought to elucidate, although oddly enough she suggests that William read that pope’s Pastoral Care for information on Job.

Her son William inhabited the same world of texts: An interesting glimpse into the world of the middle fr century, through the eyes of a noblewoman writing a book of advice for her teen-aged son since he had been called away from her to serve as a hostage at the imperial court against his father’s good behavior.