Centuries of childhood: a social history of family life
Vintage Books, 1962 - 447 oldal
The modern concept of family life is traced through the paintings and diaries of the last four centuries
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... only from the age of eight or nine to the age of eleven. At eleven 'he was
lodged with an attorney in the Audit Office to learn to write [that is to say to 'write
to perfection', to write deeds, the equivalent of typing today] and to earn his living'.
The simplest, but probably also the rarest, case was that of the family living fairly
close to a Latin school or a college. Vives's dialogues show us the scene: the
maidservant helping the child to get dressed, and the child going to say goodbye
... separates them from their natural social environment. 'He needs to learn early
in life how to behave in society as well as in the study, and he cannot learn that in
a place where people think more of living with the dead than with the living, that ...
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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
fhe ages of life
THE DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD
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