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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But this replacement of apprenticeship by academic instruction, in the upper and
middle classes of society, was not at first universal. Children began by spending
two or three years at school, in the little classes, the big classes still being ...
But this domestic service goes with what we would nowadays call a secretary's
duties: and it is not a permanent condition, but a period of apprenticeship, an
intermediary stage. Thus domestic service was confused with apprenticeship as
artisan class remained faithful to the old system of apprenticeship, "providing
pages for grandees and apprentices for artisans. In the working class, the
apprenticeship system would continue down to our own times. The tours of Italy
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I can't remember when I first picked up this book, but it's one that made a deep impression on me because back in my teens I had little appreciation for how deeply alien the past can be. This book is ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
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