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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Living in the college, they would perhaps attend the Sorbonne classes, for
example, the classes in the Faculty of Theology. There cannot at any time have
been a great many of them: in 1406, there were eighteen, including one
... only from the age of eight or nine to the age of eleven. At eleven 'he was
lodged with an attorney in the Audit Office to learn to write [that is to say to 'write
to perfection', to write deeds, the equivalent of typing today] and to earn his living'.
Cordier's texts show how envied they were:10 'I am going to go into college', says
a pupil who therefore must be living out of school, coming in only for classes. '
What, to live in college?' 'Not to live there as a tenant and non-resident [two other
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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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