Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life
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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putto s ornamental nudity to the child portrait, and this too was to take place in the
seventeenth century. True, a few portraits of naked children are to be noted in the
sixteenth century, but they are comparatively rare. One of the oldest is ...
He smiled at the child, who smiled back with his eyes and looked at his father.
The father, grateful and. flattered, reassured him and smiled at the Djerban. "How
old are you?" the grocer asked the child. "Two and a half," replied the father.
of family life: in a garden, a nanny is holding a child in a robe; the child's parents,
gazing at him tenderly from the door of the house, are playfully tossing fruit to him
- the fruits of the earth. Even the Beatitudes give rise to evocations of family life: ...
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