Liber Manualis: Dhuoda's Handbook for Her Warrior Son (Cambridge Medieval Classics v. 8)

Liber Manualis: Dhuoda's Handbook for Her Warrior Son (Cambridge Medieval Classics v. 8)

By: Marcelle Thiebaux (editor_and_translator)Paperback

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The Liber Manualis is a distinctive guidebook to conduct and survival in tumultuous times written by a Carolingian mother for her adolescent son. This edition provides a complete translation in English, accompanied by the Latin original. Advancing views of Dhuoda's individuality and mindset, her possible models and intended readership, the introduction places her handbook within the context of French and Germanic literary traditions. Explanatory references illuminate the life and work of this remarkable and well-educated ninth-century woman. Often called the first Western treatise of childhood education, the Liber Manualis forefronts the name and voice of a courageous mother, whose moral position remains unique in a patriarchal society.

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Acknowledgments; List of abbreviation; Introduction; Liber Manualis; Explanatory notes; Select bibliography.

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  • publication date: 15/02/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780521395991
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780521395991
  • weight: 370
  • ISBN10: 0521395992
  • translations: Latin

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