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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It was also inspired, no doubt, by the desire to free the child from the constraint of
his traditional dress, to give him a more casual costume, a costume which the
suburban lower-class would henceforth wear with a kind of pride. The boy was ...
I do not of course propose to write here a history of these festivals - a huge
subject and certainly one of great importance in social history - but a few
examples will suffice to give an idea of the place occupied in them by children.
The relevant ...
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 ...
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