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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For this characteristic we have to look further back than those periods which
practised a deliberate cult of Roman Antiquity; we have to look to the Middle
Ages, when Latin was f rst of all the language of the clerks and their professional
Nowadays we would say, 'little Latin'. We can therefore regard these schools not
as primary schools, since they were intended mainly for choirboys, but as the
beginnings of the Latin school or grammar school. However, the cathedral
The Latin school, restricted to clerics, did not monopolize all the forms of cultural
communication. There was a lay culture, a view of life, with its rules, its morality,
its refinements or 'courtesies', which was acquired by example and through the ...
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