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A History of Childhood Children and Childhood in the West from Medieval to Modern Times (Themes in History) by Colin Heywood

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Published by Polity Press .
Written in English


  • Children,
  • Social History,
  • Social conditions,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • Western Europe - General,
  • History: World,
  • USA,
  • Western Continental Europe,
  • Children"s Studies,
  • Civilization,
  • Family & Relationships / Parenting,
  • Sociology - Marriage & Family,
  • United States - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7956063M
ISBN 100745617328
ISBN 109780745617329

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Format: Paperback. Words can barely describe how important this book is. The boy becomes the father and the girl becomes the mother well there you go, the world in a nutshell. The effects of childhood is what runs the world, it's what creates the human by: These cover a variety of fascinating situations, however my favorite essay is the first one by the editor deMause. This essay is developed further in later books by deMause, and I find these books more interesting. That said, The History of Childhood is an important contribution to a still largely ignored area of history and psychology: childhood/5.   Had I stuck to the books children were historically given, however, it could have been far worse. Her first word might have been moo or arf, or it might have been castration, beheading, or the N-word. For the history of children’s literature is a shocking affair, offering death, murder, abuse, death, racism, death, and : Jennifer Traig.   A History of Childhood represents a fine achievement and undoubtedly deserves a wide audience. It is an accessible text that is far more than the sum of its parts. This book is to be strongly recommended to anyone with an interest in the history of childhood. Children /5(68).

". The End of American Childhood provides a brisk account of the histories of childhood and childrearing from the Revolution to the present. It unifies these stories with a single thread--the way that Americans raised their children with a sense of independence. With a strong and meaningful point of view, Cited by: Far more reliable than Aries is a quartet of books, only one of them written by a professional historian: George Payne’s The Child in Human Progress, G. Rattray Taylor’s The Angel Makers, David Hunt’s Parents and Children in History, and J. Louise Despert’s The Emotionally Disturbed Child-Then and Now. However, books written specifically for children are actually a rather new development in the greater history of literature. Religious Texts and Folk Tales as Early Children's Lit? Before the 16th century, there were no books for children. Children learned to read and then read religious texts or books written for adults. The trend of illustrating children's books prevailed, and children's literature grew in popularity throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In , John Newbery published A Little Pretty Pocket-Book. The volume was heralded as the true first book intended for children's pleasure reading. As paper and printing became more economical.

Buy Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life by Aries, Philippe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(12). This book of original research is a concise compendium of historical literature, combining history with the prominent and influential theoretical background of the time. Covering historical threads that reach from ancient Greece and Rome to the early childhood education programs of today, this in-depth and well-written volume captures the deep tradition and the creative Cited by: The history of childhood has been a topic of interest in social history since the highly influential book Centuries of Childhood, published by French historian Philippe Ariès in He argued "childhood" as a concept was created by modern society. Ariès studied paintings, gravestones, furniture, and school records. He found before the 17th-century, children were represented as .   A History of Childhood will be an essential introduction to the subject for students of history, the social sciences and cultural studies. From the Back Cover In this lively and accessible book, Colin Heywood explores the changing experiences and perceptions of childhood from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the twentieth century/5(9).