Download PDF by Reidar Aasgaard,Cornelia Horn: Childhood in History: Perceptions of Children in the Ancient

By Reidar Aasgaard,Cornelia Horn

Inquiring into formative years is among the superb how one can tackle the perennial and crucial query of what it's that makes humans – every one people – human. In Childhood in heritage: Perceptions of kids within the historical and Medieval Worlds, Aasgaard, Horn, and Cojocaru collect the groundbreaking paintings of nineteen major students with a purpose to strengthen interdisciplinary old examine into rules approximately kids and early life within the premodern historical past of eu civilization. the quantity gathers wealthy insights from fields as assorted as pedagogy and drugs, and literature and historical past. Drawing on a number of resources in genres that reach from philosophical, theological, and academic treatises to legislation, artwork, and poetry, from hagiography and autobiography to college classes and sagas, those reviews goal to compile those diversified fields and resource fabrics, and to permit the advance of recent conversations. This booklet could have fulfilled its unifying and specific objective if it offers an impetus to extra examine in social and highbrow background, and if it activates either researchers and the wider public to invite new questions on the reports of kids, and to hear their voices.

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