Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life
Knopf, 1962 - 447 oldal
Theme is the emergence of the modern conception of family life and the modern image of the nature of children. Until the end of the Middle Ages the child was, almost as soon as he was weaned, regarded as a small adult, who mingled, competed, worked, and played with mature adults.
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In the sixteenth century, when it was proposed to translate this terminology into
French, it was found that the French language, and consequently French usage,
had not as many l—Bcords at its disposal as had Latin or at least learned Latin.
All the same, in its attempts to talk about little children, the French language of the
seventeenth century was hampered by the lack of words to distinguish them from
bigger ones. The same was true of English, where the word 'baby' was also ...
Already, in the second half of the sixteenth century, the schoolboys in Cordier's
dialogues were saying vous in the French text, whereas they naturally said tu in
Latin. In fact, the campaign for greater seriousness would triumph only in the ...
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