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Angela Pettigrew

The Medieval Child, Part 1 - Introduction - The Concept of Childhood - 2 views

  • If they wore grown-up clothes, the theory goes, they must have been expected to behave like grown-ups.
  • The idea that children were treated like miniature adults as soon as they could walk and talk is a common one.
  • there certainly isn't a great deal of medieval artwork that depicted children other than the Christ Child, the examples that survive do not universally display them in adult garb.
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  • Medieval laws existed to protect the rights of orphans. Medieval medicine approached the treatment of children separately from adults. In general, children were recognized as vulnerable, and in need of special protection.1
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