Centuries of childhood

a social history of family life

447 pages

English language

Published Aug. 24, 1962 by Vintage Books.

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a friend said it best, this was filled with wtf moments

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Curious in-depth examination of childhood depicted in art and writing from the middle ages through early modern focused on France and England, a necessary but ultimately bizarre citation for any claim of change in family or schooling over shorter recent periods in its cataloging of moralistic and class-driven changes in views on protecting innocence and justifying corporal punishment etc.

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  • Children -- France -- History
  • Family -- France -- History