Growing up in the Middle Ages

Growing up in the Middle Ages

by Paul B. Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786430842

ISBN-13: 9780786430840

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Dangerous and difficult for both mother and child—what was the birth experience like in the Middle Ages? Dependent, in part, on social class, what pastimes did children enjoy? What games did they play? With often uncomfortable and even harsh living conditions, what kind of care did children receive in the home on a daily basis?

These are just a few of the

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Dangerous and difficult for both mother and child—what was the birth experience like in the Middle Ages? Dependent, in part, on social class, what pastimes did children enjoy? What games did they play? With often uncomfortable and even harsh living conditions, what kind of care did children receive in the home on a daily basis?

These are just a few of the questions this work addresses about the day-to-day childhood experiences during the Middle Ages. Focusing on all social classes of children, the topics are wide-ranging. Chapters cover birth and baptism; early childhood; playing; clothing; care and discipline; formal education; university education; career training for peasants, craftsmen, merchants, clergy and nobility; and coming of age.

In addition, three appendices are included. Appendix I provides information on the humoral theory of medicine. Appendix II offers examples of medieval math problems. Appendix III covers a unique episode in medieval history known as "The Children's Crusade."

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430840
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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