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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family

"A Cultural History of Childhood and Family" presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers 2800 years of history, charting the cultural, social, economic, religious, medical and political changes in domestic life. This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Well illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on family and childhood through history. 1. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity Edited by Mary Harlow and Ray Laurence, both University of Birmingham
2. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Edited by Louise J. Wilkinson, Canterbury Christ Church University
3. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Renaissance Edited by Sandra Cavallo, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Silvia Evangelisti, University of East Anglia
4. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Enlightenment Edited by Elizabeth Foyster, University of Cambridge, and James Marten, Marquette University, Milwaukee
5. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire Edited by Colin Heywood, University of Nottingham
6. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Edited by Joseph M. Hawes, University of Memphis, and N. Ray Hiner, University of Kansas Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Family Relationships; 2; Community; 3. Economy; 4. Geography and the Environment; 5. Education; 6. Life Cycle; 7. The State; 8. Faith and Religion; 9. Health and Science; 10. World Contexts.
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Introduction Colin Heywood (University of Nottingham, UK) 1 Family Relationships James Marten (University of Milwaukee, USA) 2 Community Marilyn Irvin Holt (independent scholar) 3 Economy Carolyn Tuttle (Lake Forest College, USA) 4 Geography and the Environment Ning de Coninck-Smith (Aarhus University, DENMARK) 5 Education Bengt Sandin (University of Linkoping, SWEDEN) 6 Life Cycle Carl Ipsen (University of Indiana, USA) 7 The State Rachel G. Fuchs (Arizona State University, USA) 8 Faith and Religion Christina de Bellaigue (University of Oxford, UK) 9 Health and Science Richard Meckel (Brown University, USA) 10 World Contexts David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG) Notes Bibliography Contributors Index

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A thematic overview of how childhood and the family were perceived in the period from 1800 to 1900, covering life cycle, relationships, community, economy, the state, the environment, education, religion and health.

About the Author

Colin Heywood is Professor of Modern French History at the University of Nottingham. His publications include Childhood in Nineteenth-Century France, A History of Childhood and Growing Up in Modern France.

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