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Childhood in the Middle Ages

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 26th 1992 by Other
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Frrobins
Nov 09, 2015 Frrobins rated it it was ok
The central thesis of this book, which Ms. Shahar drives home again and again, is that, contrary to what some historians have maintained, parents in the Middle Ages were emotionally invested in their children. She provides a preponderance of evidence for the emotional involvements that parents had with their children and makes her case well. This was not what I felt was the most interesting part of this book, though.

What I found interesting was the stages of childhood recognized by people in the
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Shulamith Shahar (Hebrew: שולמית שחר,) is an Israeli historian
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