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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Yet the strictness of the regulations was never modified in the light of their
inemcacy, the authorities showing a stubbornness quite astonishing to the
modern mind, which is more concerned about efficacy than principle. Magistrates
, police ...
The idea of authority, or rather of the delegation of authority, the modern idea of a
disciplinary code for which agents of authority are instructed to enforce respect,
remained foreign to them. However, we should be wrong to deduce from the ...
The formation of bands of boys in which the younger ones recognize the authority
of the older ones despite their brutality, or perhaps because of it, still happens in
our contemporary societies: it has been a particular object of study in the United ...
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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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