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Children in the Middle Ages: Fifth-Fifteenth Centuries
     

Children in the Middle Ages: Fifth-Fifteenth Centuries

by Daniele Alexandre-Bidon, Didier Lett, Jody Gladding
 

ISBN-10: 0268023522

ISBN-13: 9780268023522

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Numerous historic sources survive from Late Antiquity through to the late medieval period concerning children, from letters and educational tracts to archaeological finds and artistic representations. This very readable account examines all aspects of childhood, including mothers, birth, education, disease and burial, often drawing on specific cases. The children

Overview

Numerous historic sources survive from Late Antiquity through to the late medieval period concerning children, from letters and educational tracts to archaeological finds and artistic representations. This very readable account examines all aspects of childhood, including mothers, birth, education, disease and burial, often drawing on specific cases. The children studied include aristocratic children, working children or slaves, and abused children. The legal position of children in society, such as the rights of bastards or protection for child brides, is considered as is the role of the church in the education of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268023522
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
The Laura Shannon Series in French Medieval Studies
Edition description:
1
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1(6)
The Child in Christendom
The Christian Family and Relations
7(14)
The Christian Child
21(11)
Difficult Living Conditions
32(7)
The Education of Children
39(14)
The Child within the Family
53(22)
The Child in Society
Working within the Family
75(9)
Apprenticeships
84(12)
Children on the Streets
96(8)
The Child in the Castle
104(17)
The Child at School
121(17)
Conclusion 138(1)
Notes 139(16)
Glossary 155(2)
Selected Bibliography 157(2)
Index 159

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