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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Children not on the foundation are not to be allowed to mix with the schoolboys,
even to study with them (except by special permission of the Superior), 'so that
our children do not contract bad habits from the example of others'. This is all
We started with a situation in which the boarding-school was unknown, and
schoolboys lived in lodgings, free of all authority, whether paternal or academic:-
hardly anything in their way of life distinguished them from unmarried adults.
In England in 1760 it was possible to write, as Montaigne did in France two
centuries earlier, that a public-schoolboy 'had practised more vices by the age of
sixteen than anyone else would have heard of by sixty'.31 Schoolboys, as we
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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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U THE DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD
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