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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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 ... Read full review

Contents

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