The Book of “Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life” is Published.

“Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life” written by Philippe Aries is a research book for trainers, educators and researchers about “family” in the old system that studies the role of family since farther past up to the present.

According to Kanoon General Directorate for Public Relations and International Affairs, Philippe Aries, the author of the book, is a historian demographer who is attracted by the main characteristics of the modern family. That is why he has studied such characteristics in farther past.

Kanoon has recently published the research book of “Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life” translated by Zeynab Sadat Ghani and edited by Shahram Eghbalzadeh.

As mentioned in the book, simultaneous with the eighteenth century and the rise of liberal individualism, this belief that family forms the ancient foundations of the society was shattered in a way that the history of family in 19th and 20th century was viewed as the history of degeneration; an increase in the number of divorce and weakening of husbandly and fatherhood authority was the obvious sign of this collapse.

 Philippe Aries believes that family has played an important role in industrial societies and has had an impact on human conditions. “Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life” is compiled in three sections, each of which includes different chapters.

In the first part of the book titled “The Idea of Childhood” is about themes such as “Seasons of Life, Discovering Childhood, Children Outfit, The History of Games, Entertainments and Two Concepts from Childhood”.

 “Middle Ages Senior and Junior Students, The Origins of Class, Student’s Age, Progress of Discipline, Violence of School Children, …” are various chapters of second part of the book the titled “School Life”. “Family” is the title of the third part of the book with various chapters about “Images of the Family, Family, and Sociability”.

  “Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life” is published in 1000 copies and for 80 thousands Tomans for researchers and those who are interested.


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