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Children & childhood in western society since 1500

Paperback, 03/03/2005, £21.99
This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of 500 years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, including Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud.

Invention of Childhood

Hardback, 14/09/2006, £19.99
Presents a chronological history of childhood in Britain. Drawing on primary sources, such as diaries, letters and interviews, this book explores a domestic history of family secrets and personal stories.