A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Sandra Cavallo (editor), Silvia Evangelisti (editor)Paperback

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The period spanning the 15th to the 17th Centuries saw an unprecedented interest in childrearing and the family. Renaissance humanist thought valued the education of children while promoting the family as a mirror of a well-ordered society, based on class, gender, and age hierarchies. Protestant and Catholic reformers and state-sponsored disciplinary measures further reinforced authority within the family, with marriage seen as a primary instrument for moralizing sexual customs. The proliferation of printed books and artworks representing the family popularized models of domestic life across Europe and its newly acquired colonies. At the same time, high mortality, repeated wars, poverty, increased migration, and geographical mobility severely undermined these idealized notions of family and childhood, giving rise to a wide range of unconventional and highly unstable households. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Childhood and Family set, this volume presents essays on family relationships, community, economy, geography and the environment, education, life cycle, the state, faith and religion, health and science, and world contexts.

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About Author

Sandra Cavallo is Professor of Early Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She is author of Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy and Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy and editor of Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine, and Domestic Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe. Silvia Evangelisti is Lecturer in European History at the University of East Anglia, UK. She is author of Nuns: A History of Convent Life 1400-1750 and editor of Unmarried Lives: Italy and Europe, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries and Domestic Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe.

Contents

Illustrations General Editors' Preface Introduction Sandra Cavallo, Royal Holloway, UK and Silvia Evangelisti, University of East Anglia, UK 1 Family Relationships Sandra Cavallo, Royal Holloway, UK 2 Community Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 3 Economy Cordelia Beattie, University of Edinburgh, UK 4 Geography and the Environment Marta Ajmar-Wollheim, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 5 Education Anna Bellavitis, University of Rouen, France 6 Life Cycle Philippa Maddern and Stephanie Tarbin, both University of Western Australia, Australia 7 The State Julie Hardwick, University of Texas at Austin, USA 8 Faith and Religion Silvia Evangelisti, University of East Anglia,UK 9 Health and Science Susan Broomhall, University of Western Australia, Australia 10 World Contexts James Casey, formerly University of East Anglia, UK Notes Bibliography Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781472554697
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781472554697
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 1472554698

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