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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The same precocity is to be seen in dancing. We have already observed that
Louis XIII at the age of three danced the galliard, the saraband and the old
bourree. Let us compare a painting by Le Nain48 and an engraving by Guerard.
47 In Le ...
Another pastime underwent a different evolution: dancing. We have seen that
dancing occupied an important place in the everyday life of both children and
adults. Our present-day morality ought to find this less shocking than the general
Not only was there no more talk of the immorality of dancing, but dancing was
taught in school, because by harmonizing the movements of the body it
eliminated awkwardness and gave a boy a good bearing, ' a fine air'. Similarly
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