Medieval Children

Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300097542

Category: History

Page: 387

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Looks at the lives of children, from birth to adolescence, in medieval England.

Medieval Literature for Children

Author: Daniel T. Kline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136531556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This volume will be a critical anthology of primary texts whose main audience was children and/or adolescents in the medieval period. Texts will include theoretical and interpretative introductions and commentary.

Daily Life in Medieval Europe

Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng,Jeffrey L. Singman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302732

Category: History

Page: 268

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An exploration of both private and public life in the Middle Ages covers society, the life cycle, material culture, life in villages, castles, monasteries, and towns, and the medieval world, plus games, food, and music.

Children's Literature

A Reader's History, from Aesop to Harry Potter

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226473023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement

Children and Games in the Middle Ages

Author: Lynne Elliott

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778713494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the life of children in medieval times, their games, pastimes, education, and the ways in which they were prepared for different roles in medieval society.

Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

The Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110895447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 451

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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.

Medieval Childhood

Archaeological Approaches

Author: D. M. Hadley,K.A. Hemer

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 178297699X

Category: History

Page: 160

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The nine papers presented here set out to broaden the recent focus of archaeological evidence for medieval children and childhood and to offer new ways of exploring their lives and experiences. The everyday use of space and changes in the layout of buildings are examined, in order to reveal how these impacted upon the daily practices and tasks of household tasks relating to the upbringing of children. Aspects of work and play are explored: how, archaeologically, we can determine whether, and in what context, children played board and dice games? How we may gain insights into the medieval countryside from the perspective of children and thus begin to understand the processes of reproduction of particular aspects of medieval society and the spaces where childrenÍs activities occurred; and the possible role of children in the medieval pottery industry. Funerary aspects are considered: the burial of infants in early English Christian cemeteries the treatment and disposal of infants and children in the cremation ritual of early Anglo-Saxon England; and childhood, children and mobility in early medieval western Britain, especially Wales. The volume concludes with an exploration of what archaeologists can draw from other disciplines _ historians, art historians, folklorists and literary scholars _ and the approaches that they take to the study of childhood and thus the enhancement of our knowledge of medieval society in general.

Fleas, Flies, and Friars

Children's Poetry from the Middle Ages

Author: Nicholas Orme

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464633

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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Medieval children lived in a world rich in poetry, from lullabies, nursery rhymes, and songs to riddles, tongue twisters, and nonsensical verses. They read or listened to stories in verse: ballads of Robin Hood, romances, and comic tales. Poems were composed to teach them how to behave, eat at meals, hunt game, and even learn Latin and French. In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme, an expert on childhood in the Middle Ages, has gathered a wide variety of children’s verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to experience the medieval world through the eyes of its children. In his delightful treasury of medieval children’s verse, Orme does a masterful job of recovering a lively and largely unknown tradition, preserving the playfulness of the originals while clearly explaining their meaning, significance, or context. Poems written in Latin or French have been translated into English, and Middle English has been modernized. Fleas, Flies, and Friars has five parts. The first two contain short lyrical pieces and fragments, together with excerpts from essays in verse that address childhood or were written for children. The third part presents poems for young people about behavior. The fourth contains three long stories and the fifth brings together verse relating to education and school life.

Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy

Author: Patricia Skinner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103948

Category: History

Page: 183

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This wide-ranging volume combines hagiography and chronicles with less well-known charters and archaeology to illuminate the social history of medicine in southern Italy. Its detailed analysis provides new insight into the experience of sickness in the middle ages.

Unearthing Late Medieval Children

Health, Status and Burial Practice in Southern England

Author: Heidi Dawson

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: 9781407312477

Category: History

Page: 159

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This study explores the status of children in the late medieval period (AD 1066-1539) based on two concepts of the child; biological and cultural. The biological evidence is explored by an osteoarchaeological analysis of sub-adult skeletal remains concentrating on markers related to status, such as, age, rates of growth, the presence of stress indicators, and rates of dental wear. The cultural aspect involves an analysis of the funerary context, such as, location of burial, position of the body, and grave inclusions, as well as reference to historical sources depicting the role of children.

The Children's Culture Reader

Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814742310

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 532

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Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post cold war economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it. The essays collected here explore how global, national, and local structures of power produce poverty and affect the material well-being, social relations and politicization of the poor. In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference. Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S. Contributors include: Georges Fouron, Donna Goldstein, Judith Goode, Susan B. Hyatt, Catherine Kingfisher, Peter Kwong, Vin Lyon-Callo, Jeff Maskovsky, Sandi Morgen, Leith Mullings, Frances Fox Piven, Matthew Rubin, Nina Glick Schiller, Carol Stack, Jill Weigt, Eve Weinbaum, Brett Williams, and Patricia Zavella. "These contributions provide a dynamic understanding of poverty and immiseration" --North American Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov. 2001

Artifacts from Medieval Europe

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696220

Category: Art

Page: 321

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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources

Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World

Author: James E. Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322709

Category: History

Page: 299

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From the time of its birth in Mecca in the 7th century C.E., Islam and the Islamic world rapidly expanded outward, extending to Spain and West Africa in the west, and to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the east. An examination of the daily life in these Islamic regions provides insight into a civilized, powerful, and economically stable culture, where large metropolitan centers such as Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo thrived in many areas, including intellectual and scientific inquiry. In contrast with medieval Europe, there is little common knowledge in the West of the culture and history of this vibrant world, as different from our own in terms of the political, religious, and social values it possessed, as it is similar in terms of the underlying human situation that supports such values. This book provides an intimate look into the daily life of the medieval Islamic world, and is thus an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike interested in understanding this world, so different, and yet so connected, to our own.

Growing Up in Medieval London

The Experience of Childhood in History

Author: Barbara A. Hanawalt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195093841

Category: History

Page: 300

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Details what childhood was like in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century London, discussing the importance of education and providing narratives of individual children

Medievalisms

Making the Past in the Present

Author: Tison Pugh,Angela Jane Weisl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415617278

Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Page: 176

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"From Harry Potter and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by one of the leading contemporary scholars of Medieval literature, and explores: - The influence of medieval cultural concepts on key authors such as Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, George Eliot and Mark Twain - The continued appeal of medieval cultural figures such as King Arthur and Robin Hood - The influence of the medieval on disciplines such as politics, music, film, and art. Medievalisms surveys the critical field and sets the boundaries for future study, providing an essential background for literary study from the Medieval period through to the twenty-first century"--

Women's Roles in the Middle Ages

Author: Sandy Bardsley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313336355

Category: History

Page: 231

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Explores the role of European women in the Middle Ages, discussing specifically the relationship between women and religion, work, family, law, and culture and noting the differences wrought by class, age, marital status, and region and time period.

The Portrayal of Life Stages in English Literature, 1500-1800

Infancy, Youth, Marriage, Aging, Death, Martyrdom : Essays in Honor of Warren Wooden

Author: Jeanie Watson,Philip McM. Pittman

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889464629

Category: History

Page: 275

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Covering the years 1500 to 1800, these essays which portray life stages in English literature include studies of Erasmus, Fulke Greville, Johnson and Thomas More. They examine how the many ages of man are treated in the literature of this period.

Women in Medieval Europe

1200-1500

Author: Jennifer Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317888596

Category: History

Page: 336

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Women in Medieval Europe were expected to be submissive, but such a broad picture ignores great areas of female experience. Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, women are found in the workplace as well as the home, and some women were numbered among the key rulers, saints and mystics of the medieval world. Opportunities and activities changed over time, and by 1500 the world of work was becoming increasingly restricted for women. Women of all social groups were primarily engaged with their families, looking after husband and children, and running the household. Patterns of work varied geographically. In the northern towns, women engaged in a wide range of crafts, with a small number becoming entrepreneurs. Many of the poor made a living as servants and labourers. Prostitution flourished in many medieval towns. Some women turned to the religious life, and here opportunities burgeoned in the thirteenth century. The Middle Ages are not remote from the twenty-first century; the lives of medieval women evoke a response today. The medieval mother faced similar problems to her modern counterpart. The sheer variety of women’s experience in the later Middle Ages is fully brought out in this book.

Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood

Author: Naomi J. Miller,Naomi Yavneh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409429975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Drawing on art history, literary studies and social history, the essays in this volume explore a range of intersections between gender and constructions of childhood in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries in Italy, England, France and Spain. Contributors examine representations of children and childhood in a range of sources from the period, from paintings and poetry to legal records and personal correspondence.