Master-Servant Childhood: A History of the Idea of Childhood in Medieval English Culture

  • Patrick Joseph Ryan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 127-130

About this book


An interdisciplinary synthesis that offers a new understanding of childhood in the Middle Ages as a form of master-servant relation embedded in an ancient sense of time as a correspondence between earthly change and eternal order.


childhood girls history

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Joseph Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s University CollegeWestern UniversityCanada

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