Centuries of Childhood
Pimlico, 1996 - 414 oldal
In this pioneering and important book, Philippe Aries surveys children and their place in family life from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century. The first section of the book explores the gradual change from the medieval attitude to children, looked upon as small adults as soon as they were past infancy, to the seventeenth and eighteenth century awareness of the child as the focal point of family life. Aries goes on to examine the schooling of children and the development of modern educational methods. In the second section, he describes the metamorphosis of the family: at first the family was a unit in which everything was open and public and children mingled with adults in the social life of the community; eventually the family become a closed or private society, within which children had a unique and important status.
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The texts of the pontifical reformers of the University of Paris (of 1215 and 1366)
spoke only of the school : the room in which, twice a day for the ordinary lessons
and on free days for the extraordinary lessons, the master who had hired it ...
As a result, in order to fight against the victorious competition of the Jesuits, the
University of Paris reformed itself in the first years of the seventeenth century (see
Jourdain, 1862). The object of this reformation was to give all the old colleges of ...
college the spirit of the 1598 laws and statutes of the University of Paris and
overcoming the opposition which these were encountering. It was aimed simply
at putting the college in order and suppressing certain abuses. This reformation
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