In the 841 CE, a Frankish noblewoman named Dhuoda found herself abandoned by her husband and separated from her two sons. In desperation, she drafted a lengthy handbook of advice to her absent sons. This talk explores that remarkable text, focusing on the challenge of disentangling sin from illness in the early medieval world.
Presented by Dana Polanichka, Associate Professor of History. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday, March 23rd
President’s Dining Room