Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

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The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the present child-centered society, by means of diaries, paintings, games, and school curricula. Ironically, he finds that individualism, far from triumphing in our time, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the ...

Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life 1989, McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN-13: 9780075536895

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Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life 1965, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394702865

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