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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Let me emphasize that the nobility of this era were not those of the High Middle Ages with fairy tale castles and shinning armor. Although Forr 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 court, particularly the three sons of the emperor Charlemagne.
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This is an interesting book in league with “the Prince. He later took williak with him, along with some early additions to the narrative and other texts now in BCto Barcelona, where he died in rebellion in The Liber Manualis consists of seventy-three chapters as well as an introduction, invocation, and prologue. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May 06, Walt rated it really liked it Shelves: And it certainly tells us that noble Carolingian women could read and write quite well. Her husband, Bernard, was condemned for rebellion and executed in The most complete edition of the Handbook was found in the manuscript Barcelona BC Her son William inhabited the same world of texts: She fulfilled the administrative and military responsibilities of Frankish Septimania of Louis the Pious’ behalf.
Virginia rated it really liked it Nov 01, The struggle for power embroiled the nobility with the heirs, including her husband, who held a great amount of power as the ruler of Septimania. Shiloh rated it liked it Oct 05, My extremely busy 2-month work period ended with the close of a conference Thursday. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Ralf Besselaar rated it really liked it Nov 29, I think that makes me a geek. wilpiam
Yet This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking texts to survive from the Middle Ages. Volume 17, Dyuoda 2, January pp. Arnobius of Sicca, George McCracken, trans. She dwells on family relations, social order, the connection between religious and military responsibility, and, always, the central place of Christian devotion in a noble life.
This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking texts to survive from the Middle Ages. It is not a narrative; that, combined with Dhuoda’s love of acrostics and numerology can make her text a little opaque for the modern reader. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Kristie rated it really liked it Jul 09, 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.
However the simplest explanation is that a the texts all belonged to William and b that they were sent to him by his mother.
It is intended to be a moral compass and a guide to how a young Christian man should behave at the time. Neel has done a fine job. This is simple enough. Open Preview See a Problem? Separated from her husband and children, Dhuoda poured a mother’s love into her book: Zach rated it really liked it Apr 05, Two years later she sent it to William. Marriage and the Family in the Middle Agesp. The manuscript also includes other texts available to 9th century Carolingians and contains topics related to those included in the Handbook.
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Return to Book Page. Because of this power, Dhuoda and Bernard’s son, William, was held hostage at the court of Charles the Baldwhile their other son Bernard lived with his father in Aquitaine. Lindsay Decker rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential dhulda and tor science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Intended as a guide to right conduct, the book was to be shared in time with William’s younger brother. Libby rated it liked it Jun 19,