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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history of the idea of the family which concerns us here, not the description of
manners or the nature of law. In what direction is this idea evolving? For a long
time it was believed that the family constituted the ancient basis of our society,
Since then we have borrowed some of these words to denote abstract ideas such
as puerility or senility, but these meanings were not contained in the first
acceptations. The 'ages', 'ages of life', or 'ages of man' corresponded ir our
The technological idea of preservation is replacing the biological and moral idea
of old age. * * * It is as if, to every period of history, there corresponded^^
privileged age and a particular division of human life: (voutJ»' is the privileged
age of ...
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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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