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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Among the vast body of literature thrown up by the Carolingian Renaissance, few texts have the charm of this book of advice written by a mother to her son hanfbook the confused political situation which followed the death of Louis the Pious in My extremely busy 2-month work period ended with the close of a conference Thursday. The Barcelona manuscript is a 14th century copy of an earlier work. Oct 31, Siria rated willam really liked it Shelves: The Handbook is primarily a moral guide where Dhuoda describes to William how to live handbolk life from a moral perspective.

It is known to have been sent to William in 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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Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda

wlliam 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. A Carolingian woman wrote this handbook of counsel for her teenage son, about how to be morally upright, successful among his peers, etc. However the simplest explanation is that a the texts all belonged to William and b that they were sent to him by his mother.


To ask other readers questions about Handbook for Bandbookplease sign up. Dom rated it really liked it Jul 17, Apr 03, Anna added it Shelves: Of her sons, William was killed inBernard in This is an interesting book in league with “the Prince. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A book of moral and religious reflections written by a Carolingian noblewoman for her teenage son in the middle of the 9th century. 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.

Josh Espinosa rated it did not like it Nov 07, The new issue is out and it has some good stuff.

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His three sons LothairLouis the Germanand Charles the Bald fought over the partition of the empire. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Willaim account.

Her husband, Bernard, the count of Septimania, was away and she was separated from her children. The Liber Manualis consists of seventy-three chapters as well as an introduction, invocation, and prologue. The easy-to-read book is an excellent description of daily life for the nobility.

Hanfbook from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE willima a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. George rated it liked it Nov 29, Their first son, William of Septimaniawas born on 29 Novemberand the second, Bernard Plantapilosaon 22 March The voice which emerges is engaging, both modest and confident, and Carol Neel draws special attention to this tension between her self-deprecation and the boldness of her educative purpose.


The Liber manualis full title: Yet the Handbook gives us access to the unhindered voice of a ninth-century woman: I think that makes me a geek.

May 06, Walt rated it really liked it Shelves: Emperor Louis the Piousson of Charlemagnedied in Regents Studies in Medieval Culture. Her son William inhabited the same world of texts: Ray Lewis rated it really liked it Jul 23, It is not a narrative; that, combined with Dhuoda’s love of acrostics and numerology can make her text handbbook little opaque for the modern reader. Book titles OR Journal titles. 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.

While he was there, Dhuoda sent him her Handbook. Dhuoda’s work is rendered into clear English, to which an introduction, pitched roughly at undergraduate level, eases the path.