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Growing up in medieval London : the experience of childhood in history

Author: Barbara Hanawalt
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Oxford University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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Surprisingly, the medieval British were more aware of the stages of childhood than previously supposed and more protective of orphans than we are today. Read all about the experiences of real children from birth and baptism to apprenticeship and adulthood.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hanawalt
ISBN: 0195093844 9780195093841
OCLC Number: 32378677
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Barbara A. Hanawalt.

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Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, this book weaves a rich tapestry of the life of London children during the  Read more...

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her book leaves a vivid collection of images of that almost irrecoverable past * Gervase Rosser, St Catherine's College, Oxford, EHR Nov. 96 * lively and vigorous survey which justifies her subtitle Read more...

 
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