Dhuoda, Handbook for her Warrior Son: Liber Manualis

Dhuoda, Handbook for her Warrior Son: Liber Manualis

by Cambridge University Press


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The Liber Manualis is a guidebook to conduct and survival in tumultuous times written by a Carolingian mother for her adolescent son. This edition provides the only complete translation in English, accompanied by the Latin original. The introduction places her handbook within the context of French and Germanic literary traditions, while explanatory references illuminate the life and work of a remarkable ninth-century woman, and place the text squarely within its contemporary social, feminist and religious contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521395991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Series: Cambridge Medieval Classics , #8
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

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

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