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    Philippe Ariès’s ‘discovery of childhood’: imagery and historical evidence

    Retford, Kate (2016) Philippe Ariès’s ‘discovery of childhood’: imagery and historical evidence. Continuity and Change 31 (03), pp. 391-418. ISSN 0268-4160.

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    Abstract

    Philippe Ariès’s Centuries of Childhood is now over 50 years old, but it holds its place as a pioneering study of childhood, education and the family. Furthermore, Ariès’s use of images continues to attract comment. This article reflects on the role of visual material in Aries's narrative, subsequent criticism, and more recent work in the field by both historians and art historians. Building on an important discussion of the same subject by Anthony Burton, published in Continuity and Change in 1989, it explores ongoing issues around the role of images as evidence for the histories of children and childhood.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 14:22
    Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 14:22
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18509

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