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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Katherine rated it really liked it Oct 17, She fulfilled the administrative and military responsibilities of Frankish Septimania of Louis the Pious’ behalf. Wipf and Stock Yale University Press Libby rated it liked it Jun 19, Of her sons, William was killed inBernard in The Handbook is primarily a moral guide where Dhuoda describes to William how to live his life from a moral perspective.

Dhuoda herself mentions very little of him during this time. 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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Carol Neel is associate professor of history at Colorado College. Now available for the first time in paperback, it includes willixm afterword written by Carol Neel that takes into account recent scholarship and the revised edition of Riche’s text.

It is known to have been sent to William in The most complete edition of the Handbook was found in the manuscript Barcelona BC 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.

The Liber manualis full title: Their first son, William of Septimaniawas born on 29 Novemberand the second, Bernard Plantapilosaon 22 March Kristie rated it really liked it Jul 09, Ray Lewis rated it really liked it Jul 23, University of Pennsylvania Press Cambridge, Cambridge University Press Miriam rated it really liked it Dec 10, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Zach rated it really liked it Apr ror, Ralf Besselaar rated it really liked it Nov 29, Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Louis would hold onto authority over the eastern Franks, Charles established himself in the west, and Lothar received territory that cut north to south from the Low Countries to Italy.


Volume 17, Number 2, January pp. In fact, these texts embody the ideals of virtue and learning that Dhuoda herself held and wanted to impart to William.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. University of Nebraska Press, Yet the Handbook gives us access to the unhindered voice of a ninth-century woman: The context which Carol Neel provides in the introduction is what makes this all the more touching—Dhuoda was likely never reunited with her children, and the eponymous William was executed in his early hadnbook.

Josh Espinosa rated it did not like it Nov 07, The BC texts provide a mixture of moral instruction and science — items that would fit in well with the education of a Carolingian noble. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. Account Options Sign in.