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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If games of chance aroused no moral condemnation, there was no reason to
forbid children to play them : hence the countless scenes, which art has handed
down to us, of children playing cards, dice, backgammon, etc. The scholastic ...
The need for moral discipline had been the original reason for the founding of the
colleges and had inspired their authoritarian regulations in the fifteenth and
sixteenth centuries. Soon, especially with the Jesuits, moral education became
Individual tuition and the boarding-school became part of French life together.
The paradox is only apparent: both types of education were designed to satisfy
the same conviction of the moral necessity for a more suitable setting for
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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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