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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He was merely authorizing the masters of the junior scholars, who were
themselves senior scholars, to admit to their classes pupils who were not
members of the college, and to charge them a fee : 'We also gladly permit the
masters and ...
us some idea of the way in which the master and his assistant were led to share
the classes between them. We know this school from different texts, in particular
from the letter from Erasmus to Justin Jonas quoted above. We know too that this
Thus the school of Falsity has twelve masters (as many masters as there are
chapters in Alexandre de Villedieu's Doctrinal and months in the year), and each
master symbolizes a vice: Boasting, Vainglory, Rapine, etc. While we cannot take
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