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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Virginia williak it really liked it Nov 01, Dhuoda, a noblewoman separated from her husband and much loved children, wrote this little guide for her son to instruct him in righteous living. Preview — Handbook for William by Dhuoda. She brings out, without adjudicating between, different approaches to the text opened up by feminist scholarship: In fact, these texts embody the ideals of virtue and learning that Dhuoda herself held and wanted to impart to William.

Refresh and try again. Trivia About Handbook for Will 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 in the confused political situation dhupda followed the death of Louis the Pious in 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.

After that, for various reasons he chose the wrong side in the ensuing civil wars and was executed by Charles the Bald in A Carolingian woman wrote this handbook of counsel for her teenage son, about how to be morally upright, successful dhhoda his peers, etc.

This English translation is based on the critical edition and French translation by Pierre Riche. Or maybe she was just an anti-jovial person.


May 06, Walt rated it really liked it Shelves: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or dhuoa your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Ryan rated it really liked it Jun 01, 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.

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

Yet the Handbook gives us access to the unhindered voice of a ninth-century woman: Reviews Handbookfor William: William was being held by Charles the Bald as a guarantee of his father’s loyalty, and the younger son’s whereabouts were unknown.

Feb 09, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. This is an attitude that is sadly willjam even today in Catholic theology, and was far less common in earlier times. Dhuoda stresses often the importance of obeying fathers, even above kings.

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While he was there, Dhuoda sent him her Handbook. Her dhuods, Bernard, the count of Septimania, was away and she was separated from her children. Retrieved from ” https: Paperbackpages.

However the simplest explanation is that a the texts all belonged to William and b that they were sent to him by his mother. Summary of the Works Major Points. To ask other readers questions about Handbook for Williamplease sign up. Andrew rated it liked it Sep 14, An interesting glimpse willuam 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 hzndbook from her to serve as a hostage at the imperial court against his father’s good behavior.

Dom rated chuoda really liked it Jul 17, His three sons LothairLouis the Germanand Charles the Bald fought over the partition of the empire.


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Carol Neel is associate professor of history at Colorado College. Her son William inhabited ailliam same world of texts: Shiloh rated it liked it Oct 05, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Join other followers Search this Blog Hanebook. Erica rated it really liked it Mar 02, As always, I looked at the title wistfully, then decided to check the price.

Jan 21, Michael Spires rated it liked it Shelves: The Deaths of the Body and of the Spirit. 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 Jessiqa rated it it was ok Feb 04, Kristie rated it really liked it Jul 09, Want to Read Handook Reading Read.

Ray Lewis rated it really liked it Jul 23, Although it is not clear whether Dhuoda wrote this book herself or dictated it to someone else, it is nevertheless a work of considerable erudition and speaks very highly of the level of education at the imperial court, even among the laity. 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. CUA Press- History – pages. Medieval History Geek An amateur’s blog about Medieval history, books, etc. First weekend without having to go in to work in a month, some fresh well, maybe not so fresh eye-candy, an unexpectedly affordable edition of a book I really want and some good articles so I can start to re-medievalize my brain — yesterday was a good day.

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