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Childhood, Youth and Religious Minorities in Early Modern Europe

  • Tali Berner
  • Lucy Underwood

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tali Berner, Lucy Underwood
    Pages 1-39
  3. Childhood, Religious Practice and Minority Status

  4. Family and Responses to Persecution

  5. Religious Division and the Family: Co-operation and Conflict

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Joel F. Harrington
      Pages 257-274
    3. Tali Berner, Lucy Underwood
      Pages 341-352
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-362

About this book


This edited collection examines different aspects of the experience and significance of childhood, youth and family relations in minority religious groups in north-west Europe in the late medieval, Reformation and post-Reformation era. It aims to take a comparative approach, including chapters on Protestant, Catholic and Jewish communities. The chapters are organised into themed sections, on 'Childhood, religious practice and minority status', 'Family and responses to persecution', and 'Religious division and the family: co-operation and conflict'.  Contributors to the volume consider issues such as religious conversion, the impact of persecution on childhood and family life, emotion and affectivity, the role of childhood and memory, state intervention in children's religious upbringing, the impact of confessionally mixed marriages, persecution and co-existence.  Some chapters focus on one confessional group, whilst others make comparisons between them.


Reformation Post-reformation Inter-confessional Relations Religious Identity Familial Relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Tali Berner
    • 1
  • Lucy Underwood
    • 2
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.University of WarwickCoventryUK

About the editors

Tali Berner is a Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is the author of Children and Childhood in Early Modern Ashkenaz (in Hebrew, 2017).

Lucy Underwood is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. Her previous publications include Childhood, Youth and Religious Dissent in Post-Reformation England (Palgrave, 2014).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Childhood, Youth and Religious Minorities in Early Modern Europe
  • Editors Tali Berner
    Lucy Underwood
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-29198-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-29201-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-29199-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Early Modern Europe
    Cultural History
    Social History
    History of Religion
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