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 BC texts provide a mixture of moral instruction and science — items that would fit in well ahndbook the education of a Carolingian noble. The Barcelona manuscript is a 14th century copy of an earlier work.
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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. Refresh and try again. 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.
Carol Adler rated it liked it Dec 30, An interesting glimpse into the world of the middle ninth 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. Dhuoda’s intellectual world was more explicitly Christian than that of Einhard, a nearly contemporary member of the laity, but impressive none the less.
Social Order and Secular Success. Although Dhuoda’s advice to her son is more spiritual than secular, there is plenty of the latter to go around–and many of the examples Dhuoda puts in for her son can be read as criticisms of the behavior of the high and mighty at co An interesting glimpse into the world of the middle ninth 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.
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. This particular collection included seven.
Dhuoda herself mentions very little of him during this time. Elizabeth Schechter rated it it was amazing May 12, No formal history training. The Handbook is fascinating — a lengthy, well-written book indicating lay literacy — wlliam female lay literacy. The Deaths of the Body and of the Spirit. Trivia About Handbook for Will Jessiqa rated it it was ok Feb 04, Virginia rated it really liked it Nov 01, Emperor Louis the Piousson of Charlemagnedhjoda in 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 This is an attitude that is sadly rare even today in Catholic theology, and was far less common in earlier times.
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The book memorably expresses Dhuoda’s maternal feelings, religious fervor and learning. Jan 21, Michael Spires rated it liked it Shelves: This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking texts to survive from the Middle Ages. Or duuoda she was just an anti-jovial person. What little we know of her life comes from her book, the Liber Manualisor Manualwhich Dhuoda wrote for her elder son, William, between and Volume 17, Number 2, January pp.
Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda by Dhuoda
May 06, Walt rated it really liked it Shelves: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The Frankish society was extremely patriarchal. A book of moral and religious reflections written by a Carolingian noblewoman for her teenage son in the middle of the 9th century. It hints at a role for Carolingian women of serving as the voice of morals and values.
W e learn of relationships among the aristocracy.
Ray Lewis rated it really liked fog Jul 23, Both of these were pretty important, often contested Carolingian possessions, so having someone reliable in this position was important.
His three sons LothairLouis the Germanand Charles the Bald fought over the partition of the empire. CUA Press- History – pages. Her husband, Bernard, the count of Septimania, was away and she was separated from her children. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. To see what your friends thought of wllliam book, please sign up. The easy-to-read book is an excellent description of daily life for the nobility.
The new issue is out and it has some good stuff. Marriage and the Family in the Middle Agesp. William was being held by Charles the Bald as a guarantee of his father’s loyalty, and the younger son’s whereabouts were unknown.