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The Resource The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance, John Boswell

The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance, John Boswell

Label
The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance
Title
The kindness of strangers
Title remainder
the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
John Boswell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Child abandonment and child welfare in the ancient and medieval world
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-1994
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Boswell, John
Dewey number
362.7/044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV887.E8
LC item number
B67 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HV 887.E8
NLM item number
B747k 1988
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned children
  • Child welfare
  • Europe
Label
The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance, John Boswell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [463]-473
Contents
Pt. I: Ancient Patterns. -- Rome: the historical skeleton -- Rome: Literary flesh and blood -- Fathers of the church and parents of children -- Pt. II: The Early Middle Ages. -- Variations on familiar patterns -- A Christian innovation: oblation -- Demographic overview -- Pt. III: The High Middle Ages. -- New demographics: 1000-1200 -- Oblation at its zenith -- The thirteenth century: abandonment resumes -- Literary witnesses -- Pt. IV: The Later Middle Ages -- Continuities and unintended tragedy -- Conclusions
Control code
000290822
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 488 p., [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780394572406
Lccn
88042544
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000290822
  • (OCoLC)17877506
Label
The kindness of strangers : the abandonment of children in Western Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance, John Boswell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [463]-473
Contents
Pt. I: Ancient Patterns. -- Rome: the historical skeleton -- Rome: Literary flesh and blood -- Fathers of the church and parents of children -- Pt. II: The Early Middle Ages. -- Variations on familiar patterns -- A Christian innovation: oblation -- Demographic overview -- Pt. III: The High Middle Ages. -- New demographics: 1000-1200 -- Oblation at its zenith -- The thirteenth century: abandonment resumes -- Literary witnesses -- Pt. IV: The Later Middle Ages -- Continuities and unintended tragedy -- Conclusions
Control code
000290822
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 488 p., [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780394572406
Lccn
88042544
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000290822
  • (OCoLC)17877506

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