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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But the two twins, fondly holding each other by the hand and the shoulder, are
only four years nine months old: they are no longer dressed like adults but are
wearing a long robe, different from that worn by women in that it opens in the front
A drawing by Rubens5 shows us a little boy's outfit which is still similar to that
described by Erasmus: the open robe under which the skirt can be seen. The
child is starting to walk and he is being held by braces hanging behind him,
was to wear them for over two years; at the age of three years two months, he
was given 'the first robe without leading-strings'. The child was delighted, and told
the Captain of the Guard: "Tan [note the imitation of childhood speech], I haven't ...
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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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