Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

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Knopf, 1962 - Children - 447 pages
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Theme is the emergence of the modern conception of family life and the modern image of the nature of children. Until the end of the Middle Ages the child was, almost as soon as he was weaned, regarded as a small adult, who mingled, competed, worked, and played with mature adults.

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Review: Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

I was very excited to read this, but unfortunately the concept behind the book is much better than the presentation. I found the writing style to be aimless and unclear. Each chapter begins with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mathew Powers - Goodreads

With all its flaws, notably regarding his interpretation of art, his lack of sample size in statistics, and even a propensity to change his thesis along the way (is this childhood or family and class ... Read full review

Contents

THE AGES OF LIFB
15
U THE DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD
33
childrens dress
50
Copyright

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