Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany

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In early modern Europe it has been estimated that up to one in two children did not survive to the age of ten. In the light of this high mortality rate, some historians have argued that parents did not form close relationships with their children, especially the very young. This is clearly refuted by the testimony of bereaved parents such as Martin Luther, and by the volume of consolatory writings produced for grieving families in early modern Lutheran Germany. The authors, clergymen and lay people, regarded grief as a deep ...

Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199233366

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