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.
1 - 3 találat összesen 26 találatból.
Sometimes indeed the age becomes an object of special attention. It is inscribed
on portraits as an additional sign of individualization, exactness and authenticity.
On many sixteenth-century portraits one may find inscriptions like &tatis suae 29
The new taste for the portrait indicated that children were emerging from the
anonymity in which their slender chance of survival had maintained them. It is in
fact quite remarkable that at that period of demographic wastage anyone should
The family portrait is also a sort of ex-voto. English mortuary sculpture in the
Elizabethan era offers another example of the family portrait intended as a form of
devotion. But it should be added that this sculpture is an isolated phenomenon
Mit mondanak mások - Írjon ismertetőt
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
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
The Discovery of Childhood
11 további fejezet nem látható