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There is a phrase of Baillet's which conveys very well the idea people had of
precocity at school in 1688 : he refers to children who 'by twelve or thirteen had
done with the ordinary college course by means of extraordinary activity'.
The precocity of certain cases in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
struck us as a survival of the practice in medieval schools, but also of the general
customs of apprenticeship, in which the ages were mixed and a premature skill ...
Among those who never went to a college, or who spent only one or two years
there, the old habits of precocity remained as in the Middle Ages. The concept of
a very short childhood held good. In the seventeenth century, schooling did not ...
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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
THE AGES OF LIFE
H THE DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD
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