Beloved Children: History of Aristocratic Childhood in Hungary in the Early Modern Age

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Katalin Péter
Central European University Press, 2001 - History - 271 pages
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Drawing on evidence from a wide collection of surviving family papers, Beloved Children is a comprehensive study examining topics such as family intimacy, paternal and maternal attitudes, providing the reader with a valuable insight into a child's life in Hungary during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

With the aid of case studies, the volume illustrates every aspect of Hungarian childhood in the early modern age from a variety of perspectives birth, care, education, marriage, orphanhood and death. The book also includes a unique portrayal of family life in the Hungarian aristocracy.

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