Item description for Childhood in the Middle Ages And the Renaissance: The Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality by Albrecht Classen...
Earlier theses on the history of childhood can now be laid to rest and a fundamental paradigm shift initiated, as there is an overwhelming body of evidence to show that in medieval and early modern times too there were close emotional relations between parents and children. The contributors to this volume demonstrate conclusively on the one hand how intensively parents concerned themselves with their children in the pre-modern era, and on the other which social, political and religious conditions shaped these relationships. These studies in emotional history demonstrate how easy it is for a subjective choice of sources, coupled with faulty interpretations -- caused mainly by modern prejudices toward the Middle Ages in particular -- to lead to the view that in the past children were regarded as small adults. The contributors demonstrate convincingly that intense feelings -- admittedly often different in nature -- shaped the relationship between adults and children.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2005
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110184214 ISBN13 9783110184211
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More About Albrecht Classen
Originating from Germany, Albrecht Classen is a medievalist in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He has published more than 40 scholarly monographs, editions, anthology, translations, and textbooks, and close to 400 scholarly articles. He is the editor of "Tristania" and co-editor of "Mediaevistik," Currently Classen is preparing a new volume on "Words of Love and Love of Words in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance," and he is editing a three-volume "Handbook of Medieval Studies" for de Gruyter. In 2004 he received the rank of University Distinguished Professor, and was also awarded the "Bundesverdienstkreuz am Band" (Order of Merit), the highest award given to a civilian by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, in recognition of his contributions to the teaching and support of German culture, language, and literature.