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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Here the theme of the ages merged with that of death, and it is probably no
accident that these two themes were among the most popular: prints depicting
the steps of the ages and the dances of death went on recapitulating until the
First of all they turned to the childhood of the Virgin, which inspired at least two
new and popular themes; firstly the theme of the birth of the Virgin - people in St
Anne's bedroom fussing over the new-born child, bathing her, wrapping her in ...
However, among the profane contributions is one theme whose frequency and
popularity are highly significant : the theme of trades and crafts (metiers). The
archaeologists have shown us that the Gauls in the Roman era were fond of ...
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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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