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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... Jesus, like other children, is an adult on a reduced scale : a little God-priest in
His majesty, depicted by Theotokos. The evolution towards a more realistic and
more sentimental representation of childhood begins very early on in painting : in
They can also be caught sight of at the market in the Hours of Adelaide de Savoie
; in the same manuscript they are depicted snowballing one another, heckling the
preacher in church and being thrown out. In the last Flemish manuscripts of the ...
In these compositions, the three or four ages of life are depicted separately, in
accordance with the icono- graphic tradition. Nobody thought of bringing them
together within a single family whose different generations would symbolize the
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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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