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 not so much a question of the individual's coordinates as of those of the
members of the family : people felt a need to give family life a history by dating it.
This curious passion for dating appeared not only in portraits but also in personal
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 ...
Parents were no longer content with setting up only a few of their children and
neglecting the others. The ethics of the time ordered them to give all their children
, and not just the eldest - and in the late seventeenth century even the girls - a ...
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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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