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 category of pupils between nineteen and twenty-one remained, at least in
the second class and the rhetoric class, throughout the ancien regime. True, their
presence in the grammar classes was considered rather more exceptional : the ...
In the fifth and fourth classes, they still have a bell-like shape which retains
something of the spread-out appearance of the ancien regime. In the fourth class,
there are almost as many pupils of seventeen as of twelve. In the fifth class, four
It is true that in the early nineteenth century the universities did not yet attract a
large number of students, and post-scholastic education was almost as neglected
as under the ancien regime. Only later, at the end of the nineteenth century, did ...
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