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 prince took this course too; he was thirteen years old. On the course he spent
his logic and physics years, which he finished a little older than his father. 1652-3
9 years old, fourth class 1653-4 10 years old, third class 1654-5 11 years old, ...
The proportion of nine year olds in the fifth class, of ten year olds in the fourth,
and of eleven year olds in the third drops sharply between Chalons in 1618 and
Troyes in 1638. Then it remains roughly constant until the end of the seventeenth
Let us take the fifth classes as an example. The fourteen year olds in the fifth
classes of the seventeenth century represent only 12 to 16 per cent of a younger
population, which culminates at the age of twelve. In 1816, the twelve year olds
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