A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity / Edition 1

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity / Edition 1

by Mary Harlow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1847887945

ISBN-13: 9781847887948

Pub. Date: 05/08/2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Childhood and families had a ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world, but one which is often hidden from us. Underlying our understanding of childhood and the family in Antiquity are the key thinkers and writers of the period. Their ideas on children, growing up, and the stages of life have shaped thinking on these subjects right up to the present day.

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Overview

Childhood and families had a ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world, but one which is often hidden from us. Underlying our understanding of childhood and the family in Antiquity are the key thinkers and writers of the period. Their ideas on children, growing up, and the stages of life have shaped thinking on these subjects right up to the present day.

Focusing on the cultures of the Mediterranean from 800 BCE to 800 CE, A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity covers the rise of democratic Athens, the Hellenistic World, and the evolution and transformation of the Roman Empire.

As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Childhood and Family set, this volume presents essays on family relations, community, economy, geography and environment, education, life cycle, the state, faith and religion, health and science, and world contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847887948
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Cultural Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
General Editors' Preface

Introduction
Mary Harlow, University of Birmingham, UK and Ray Laurence, University of Kent, UK

1 Family Relationships
Mary Harlow, University of Birmingham, UK

2 Community
Ray Laurence, University of Kent, UK

3 Economy
Lena Larsson Lovén, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Agneta Strömberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

4 Geography and the Environment
Louise Revell, University of Southampton, UK

5 Education
Christian Laes, University of Brussels and University of Antwerp, Belgium

6 Life Cycle
Tim Parkin, University of Manchester, UK

7 The State
Jo-Ann Shelton, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

8 Faith and Religion
Ville Vuolanto, University of Tampere, Finland

9 Health and Science
Patricia Baker, University of Kent, UK

10 World Contexts
Mary Harlow, University of Birmingham, UK and Ray Laurence, University of Kent, UK

Notes
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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