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Master-Servant Childhood

A History of the Idea of Childhood in Medieval English Culture

Authors: Ryan, P.

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About this book

An interdisciplinary synthesis that offers a new understanding of childhood in the Middle Ages as a form of master-servant relation embedded in an ancient sense of time as a correspondence between earthly change and eternal order.

About the authors

Patrick Ryan is Associate Professor of Childhood and Social Institutions at Kings University College at Western University, Canada.

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"Ryan's Master-Servant Childhood promises to stimulate further investigation into the historiography and analysis of medieval childhood and to initiate broader discussion among historians and cultural critics alike." - Daniel T. Kline, Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Wickberg’s Door: Childhood and Structures of Thought

    Ryan, Patrick Joseph

    Pages 1-24

  • Husbands, Wives and the Language of Patriarchy

    Ryan, Patrick Joseph

    Pages 25-45

  • Boys, Girls and the Practices of Servitude

    Ryan, Patrick Joseph

    Pages 46-62

  • Childhood Without Adulthood

    Ryan, Patrick Joseph

    Pages 63-81

  • Generation, Age and the Logic of Correspondence

    Ryan, Patrick Joseph

    Pages 82-106

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eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36479-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $75.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-36478-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $70.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-47352-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Master-Servant Childhood
Book Subtitle
A History of the Idea of Childhood in Medieval English Culture
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36479-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137364791
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36478-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47352-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 130
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