Dhuoda


Dhuoda
Dhuoda
Wife of Bernard, Duke of Septimania

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Dhuoda
    Dhuoda
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Dhuoda
    Wife of Bernard, Duke of Septimania. The only source of information on her life is her "Liber Manualis" which was written for the education of her son William. The name Dhuoda which is indicated in the "Manual" is latinized by her as Dodana, Duodana, and Dhuodana; Dhuoda was a member of a noble family, and married, 24 June, 824, Bernard, son of St. William of Gellone, godson and favourite of King Louis the Pious, Duke of Septimania, and also, either at that time or a little later, Count of Barcelona. Her first son, William, was horn 29 November, 826, and the second, Bernard, 22 March, 841. The "Manual" was begun 30 November, 841, at Uzès (now Department of Gard), and completed 2 February, 843; She was then separated from both her husband and her two sons, William being at the Court of Charles the Bald, and Bernard having been taken away before baptism to his father in Aquitaine. Probably Dhuoda did not live long after completing her work, as she speaks of herself as weak and near death, expresses her sorrow at the thought that she will not see William in his manhood, and writes herself the epitaph which she desires him to engrave on her tomb. Thus she may have been spared the sorrow of knowing her husband's condemnation for rebellion (844), and the death of her two sons who were also killed, William in 850, and Bernard in 872, after wilfully disregarding their mother's good lessons. The "Manual", consisting of seventy-three chapters (not including the introduction, invocation, prologue, etc.), is an important document for general history and especially for the history of education; It was published by Bondurand in 1887 from a manuscript of the seventeenth century in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and from fragments of a manuscript of the Carlovingian epoch, found in the library of Nîmes. Before that date, only a few passages had been published by Mabillon and reproduced in Migne's "Patrology". it is a treatise on Christian virtues, revealing the author's remarkable qualities of heart and mind, her intense affection for her sons and her husband, notwithstanding the latter's intrigues at the Court (see Martin, Histoire de France, II, 386 sqq;); We find numerous quotations from Holy Scripture, allusions to Scriptural facts, and some references to profane writers. The expression is in some instances obscure and even incorrect from the point of view of classical latinity, but the many images, comparisons, and allegories, the use in some chapters of verse and acrostics, the beauty and nobleness of the thoughts, the earnestness and love of the writer which are manifest throughout the whole work, always keep the reader's interest alive. It was really a "honeyed beverage" which Dhuoda had prepared for her son: — Istum [libellum] tibi et fratri, ut prosit, quod collegi festinans, Velut mellifluum potum, favisque permixtum, In cibum oris, ut degustes semper adhortor.
    BONDURAND. Le Manuel de Dhuoda (Paris, 1887); Comptesrendus de l'Académie des inscriptions (Paris, 1885), 223, 236; KUNZ, Bibliothek der katholischen Pädagogik (Freiburg, 1890), III, 52 (German translation of the Manual with a short introduction); MABILLON, Acta sanctorum ord. S. Bened. (Venice, 1735), sæc. IV, pars I, 704; MIGNE, P. L., CVI, 109; Histoire littéraire de la France (Paris, 1733-), V, 17.
    C. A. DUBRAY.
    Transcribed by Douglas J. Potter Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


Catholic encyclopedia.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dhuoda — was the author of the Liber Manualis, a handbook written for her son. Her date of birth and death are unknown but it is circa 803 843.[1] Contents 1 Life 1.1 The context of France at the time 2 Liber Manuali …   Wikipedia

  • Dhuoda — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dama Dhuoda Dhuoda fue una dama de estirpe noble carolingia (siglo IX),hija de: Sancho I López, duque de Gascuña (775 816) y Aznárez de Aragón (hija de Aznar I Galíndez, conde de Aragón). Nacida en una familia de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dhuoda — (oder auch Dodana) (* um 802; † nach 843) war eine fränkische Adlige. Es wird angenommen, dass sie eine Schwester der Kaiserin Judith war. 824 heiratete Dhuoda in der Aachener Pfalzkapelle Bernhard von Septimanien. Sie ist die Mutter von Wilhelm… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dhuoda — (c. 803 c. 845)    Carolingian noble and wife of the powerful Bernard of Septimania, Dhuoda is best known for the Liber manualis (Handbook), which she wrote for her son William. The text is the only known work by a female Carolingian author and… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Dhuoda — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tota. Dhuoda, née vers 800, morte après 843, est une aristocrate de l époque carolingienne, épouse du marquis Bernard de Septimanie et, fait exceptionnel à cette époque, auteur d un ouvrage destiné à l éducation… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Princesse Dhuoda — Dhuoda Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Bibliographie 3 Notes 4 Toponymes 5 Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Manual para mi hijo — o Manual para la formación de mi hijo (también conocido por su título en latín Liber manualis Dhuodane quem ad filium suum transmisit Wilhelmum) es el nombre de una obra de la dama carolingia Dhuoda escrita entre el 30 de noviembre de 841 y el 2… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Feudalismus: Familie, Haus, Grundherrschaft im Mittelalter —   Die siedlungstopographischen und herrschaftlichen Bedingungen im frühmittelalterlichen Europa scheinen sich einem systematisierenden Ordnungsbegriff zu entziehen. Zu unzusammenhängend sind die durch Siedlung erschlossenen Landschaften, zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Bernhard Plantevelue — Bernard Plantevelue , oder Plantapilosa (* 22. März 841 in Uzès; † um 886), war ein Markgraf von Gothien, Graf von Autun, Auvergne, Toulouse, Rodez, Mâcon und im Berry aus der Familie der Gellones (Wilhelmiden). Er war ein Sohn des Markgrafen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bernard de Septimanie — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bernard. Bernard de Septimanie[1], né vers 795, mort en 844 à Toulouse, est un aristocrate de l époque carolingienne, qui a joué un rôle important d une part en Aquitaine et dans la Marche d Espagne, mais aussi à …   Wikipédia en Français


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.