Childhood in medieval Poland (1050-1300) : constructions and realities in a European context / by Matthew Koval.

Author
Koval, Matthew B. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
Description
vi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Series
  • East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450 ; v. 73. [More in this series]
  • East Central and Eastern Europe in the middle ages, 450-1450, 1872-8103 ; volume 73
Summary note
"This volume analyses the constructions and realities of childhood in Poland, c. 1050-1300 CE, by examining a range of texts and considering the ways in which children fit within textual frameworks and genres. These texts include two major chronicles, monastic sources, and hagiography related to five major saints. The textual sources are put into conversation with findings from archaeology. The author argues that certain common themes, such as assumed care for children, the need for education, and the puer senex trope do feature through most texts of any genre, and the book also explores how Poland was similar to and different from the situation in western Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN
  • 9789004460997
  • 9004460993 (hardcover)
LCCN
2021002172
OCLC
1235904305
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