Childhood
(3,118 words)

1. Concept and research

Historically, childhood  is open to description and study less as a biological fact than as a culture-specific social construction (Curriculum vitae). Experiences of being a child and the role in the history of life that was ascribed to childhood thus differed widely even within the early modern period. Scholars to date have primarily shown intere…

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Jarzebowski, Claudia, “Childhood”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022131>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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