Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

3.72 avg rating
( 244 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780394702865: Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life

The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the present child-centered society, by means of diaries, paintings, games, and school curricula.
 
Ironically, he finds that individualism, far from triumphing in our time, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the tightly-knit family circle has flourished at the expense of the rich-textured communal society of earlier times. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Philippe Ariès was an important French medievalist and historian of the family and childhood. He is also the author of Centuries of Childhood, which was translated into English in 1962. He died in Paris in 1984.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Aries, Philippe
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0394702867 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HCI4136NBGG042617H0079A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Aries, Philippe
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1965. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780394702865

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ARIES, PHILIPPE
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0394702867

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Aries, Philippe
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1965. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780394702865

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Philippe Aries
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1965)
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1965. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the present child-centered society, by means of diaries, paintings, games, and school curricula. Ironically, he finds that individualism, far from triumphing in our time, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the tightly-knit family circle has flourished at the expense of the rich-textured communal society of earlier times. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780394702865

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Philippe Aries
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1965)
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1965. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the present child-centered society, by means of diaries, paintings, games, and school curricula. Ironically, he finds that individualism, far from triumphing in our time, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the tightly-knit family circle has flourished at the expense of the rich-textured communal society of earlier times. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780394702865

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Philippe Aries
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1965)
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1965. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image; of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the present child-centered society, by means of diaries, paintings, games, and school curricula. Ironically, he finds that individualism, far from triumphing in our time, has been held in check by the family, and that the increasing power of the tightly-knit family circle has flourished at the expense of the rich-textured communal society of earlier times. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780394702865

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Aries, Philippe
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0394702867 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132238389

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Aries, Philippe
Published by Random House Inc 1965/07/01 (1965)
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Inc 1965/07/01, 1965. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatched within 2 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BNT-00526715

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Aries, Philippe
Published by Vintage (1965)
ISBN 10: 0394702867 ISBN 13: 9780394702865
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1965. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0394702867

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book