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"A tender age" : cultural anxieties over the child in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

Author: William F MacLehose
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2009]
Series: Gutenberg (e)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning in the early thirteenth century, the burial of a child became an event of dramatic consequence. Child death took on a symbolic power, with great concern expressed over the fate of the body. William F. MacLehose follows the evolution of this social anxiety during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, an anxiety focused on images of children's vulnerability and susceptibility to external threats."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacLehose, William F.
Tender age".
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)676349165
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William F MacLehose
ISBN: 9780231142564 0231142560 0231503709 9780231503709
OCLC Number: 184821892
Description: xvi, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Nurturing danger --
Suffer little children --
Simplicity and faith --
"The path of the foolish children."
Series Title: Gutenberg (e)
Responsibility: William F. Maclehose.
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The old debate of how childhood existed in the Middle Ages gains new sets of points, counterpoints, paradoxes, and contradictions in this re-examination.  Read more...

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A valuable contribution. American Historical Review Very firm and convincing. -- Albrecht Classen Journal of Speculum

 
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