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The Resource A history of children : a socio-cultural survey across millennia, A.R. Colón with P.A. Colón

A history of children : a socio-cultural survey across millennia, A.R. Colón with P.A. Colón

Label
A history of children : a socio-cultural survey across millennia
Title
A history of children
Title remainder
a socio-cultural survey across millennia
Statement of responsibility
A.R. Colón with P.A. Colón
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of children investigates the treatment of children throughout the millennia, examining and comparing, in the timeline from prehistory to the present, cultural codes and societal laws. A recurrent theme in the book is the unchanging, immutable nature of childhood despite epochal and societal differences in birth rituals, education, puberty rituals, inheritance laws, child labor legislation, cultural customs, and historical events that have affected the lives of children over the last 5000 years. Despite the cruelties of infanticide, abandonment, and slavery that continue to have a presence in the modern world, the love and regard for children have not changed drastically. The authors reveal the impact of laws, religions, pedagogues, medicine, advocates, and the rogues of history--plagues, tyrants, wars, superstitions, poverty, and famines--on the lives of children. They paint a composite portrait of the child within the broad swatches of early civilizations, the Classical and Patristic periods, the medieval and Renaissance epochs, the Reformation, Revolutionary periods, and the past century--all with the intent to inform the reader of the past and to prepare for the future
  • "A History of Children investigates the treatment of children throughout the millennia, examining and comparing, in the timeline from prehistory to the present, cultural codes and societal laws. A recurrent theme in the book is the unchanging, immutable nature of childhood despite epochal and societal differences in birth rituals, education, puberty rituals, inheritance laws, child labor legislation, cultural customs and historical events that have affected the lives of children over the last 5000 years. In spite of the cruelties of infanticide, abandonment and slavery that continue to have a presence in the modern world, the treatment of children has not changed drastically. The authors reveal the impact of laws, religions, pedagogues, medicine, advocates, and the rogues of history - plagues, tyrants, wars, superstitions, poverty and famines - on the lives of children. They paint a composite portrait of the child within the broad swatches of early civilizations, the Classical and Patristic periods, the medieval and Renaissance epochs, the Reformation, Revolutionary periods, and the past century - all with the intent to inform the reader of the past and to prepare for the future."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colón, A. R.
Dewey number
305.23/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.85
LC item number
.C65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Colón, P. A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Children, Prehistoric
  • Children
  • Children
  • Child
  • Social Conditions
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
Label
A history of children : a socio-cultural survey across millennia, A.R. Colón with P.A. Colón
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [512]-531) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: Prehistory: the Turkana boy -- Early civilizations: Sumerian school son -- Classical civilizations: the Ephebe -- Late antiquity and patristic periods: the Oblate -- Late civilizations: the Yanacona -- Summary and conclusion to Part one -- PART TWO: The medieval period: the clergon -- The reformation and humanism: the apprentice -- Revolutions: the chimney sweep -- Modern times: the adolescent -- Summary and conclusion to Part two
Control code
44131826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 565 pages
Isbn
9780313315749
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00042236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A history of children : a socio-cultural survey across millennia, A.R. Colón with P.A. Colón
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [512]-531) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: Prehistory: the Turkana boy -- Early civilizations: Sumerian school son -- Classical civilizations: the Ephebe -- Late antiquity and patristic periods: the Oblate -- Late civilizations: the Yanacona -- Summary and conclusion to Part one -- PART TWO: The medieval period: the clergon -- The reformation and humanism: the apprentice -- Revolutions: the chimney sweep -- Modern times: the adolescent -- Summary and conclusion to Part two
Control code
44131826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 565 pages
Isbn
9780313315749
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00042236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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