Centuries of childhood: a social history of family life

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Vintage Books, 1962 - History - 447 pages
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The modern concept of family life is traced through the paintings and diaries of the last four centuries

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Informative and classic; almost half a torture to read. Translator of this book may need to realize that someone who reads in English may not be able to also read in French/Latin at all. Found little ... Read full review

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I read this book as an undergraduate history major (a long, long time ago), but the central argument, that in the middle ages "children" did not exist, remains with me and remains convincing. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION i?
9
fhe ages of life
15
THE DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD
33
Copyright

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About the Author:
The late Philippe Aries was also the author of Centuries of Childhood.