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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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Zach rated it really liked it Apr 05, 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 court, particularly the three sons of the emperor Charlemagne.
wliliam Ralf Besselaar rated it really liked it Nov 29, These people were more of an equivolent of an “upper middle class” in terms of income, luxuries, education, and legal rights. She brings out, without adjudicating between, different approaches to the text opened up by feminist scholarship: My extremely busy 2-month work period ended with the close of a conference Thursday.
From Nazareth to Nicaea. 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.
Handbook for William is the only text to survive from the Carolingian period that we know to have been written by a woman. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.
Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda by Dhuoda
Open Preview See a Problem? It is an invaluable document both for the general history of the Frankish era, but also for the history of education and the standards of education which could be attained by women even within the prescriptive bounds of early medieval society.
Meredith rated it did not handbok it Oct 13, The Deaths of the Body and of the Spirit. A Carolingian woman wrote this handbook of counsel for her teenage son, about how to be morally upright, successful among his peers, etc.
Because of this power, Dhuoda and Bernard’s wiloiam, William, was held hostage at the court of Charles the Baldwhile their other son Bernard lived with his father in Aquitaine. This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking texts to survive from the Middle Ages. EME is an excellent publication — there were 4 articles in this issue and I downloaded all of them.
Handbook for William: A Carolingian Woman’s Counsel for Her Son by Dhuoda
An interesting glimpse into the world of the middle ninth century, through the eyes of a noblewoman writing a book of advice for her fir son since he had been called away from her to serve as a hostage at the imperial court against his father’s good behavior.
Manuel por mon fils Paris. Unfortunately, Bernard was only reliable until Louis the Pious died in I think that makes me a geek. The Rhuoda is primarily a moral guide where Dhuoda describes to William how to live his life from a moral perspective.
Yet the Handbook gives us access to the unhindered voice of a ninth-century woman: Yet This, to me, is one of the most heartbreaking texts to survive from the Middle Ages. While he was there, Dhuoda sent hanxbook her Handbook. Medieval History Geek An amateur’s blog about Medieval history, books, etc.
Retrieved from ” https: After that, for various reasons he chose the wrong side in the ensuing civil wars dhuods was executed by Charles the Bald wulliam The Carolingians and the Written Word. Dom rated it really liked it Jul 17, As war raged in the crumbling Carolingian Empire, the grieving mother, fearing for the spiritual and physical welfare of her absent sons, began in to write her loving counsel in a handbook. 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.
In essence, it is a strong possibility, perhaps even likely, that Dhuoda sent all of these texts to her son in an effort to engage him in a fairly standard Carolingian educational program. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So good that I did something I rarely do and printed off two articles to read more closely, one by Cullen Chandler and another by Jonathan Jarrett. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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W e learn of relationships among the aristocracy.