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 introduction of the teaching of grammar into the colleges took place in very
different ways. Generally speaking, the masters at private pedagogicas were
senior scholars from the colleges, and they lived in the colleges. The grammar
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 ...
influence monopolized them (this happened in the English public schools,
turning foundations for poor scholars into nurseries for young gentlemen), or else
they were bought as offices, even by people who were not students, and notably
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