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Death, Emotion and Childhood in Premodern Europe (Palgrave by Katie Barclay, Kimberley Reynolds, Ciara Rawnsley

By Katie Barclay, Kimberley Reynolds, Ciara Rawnsley

This e-book attracts on unique fabric and ways from the constructing fields of the heritage of feelings and formative years stories and brings jointly students from background, literature and cultural reviews, to reappraise how the early sleek international reacted to the deaths of kids. baby demise used to be the nice equaliser of the early glossy interval, affecting humans of every age and stipulations. it's good regarded that the deaths of kids struck on the center of early smooth households, but much less recognized is the diversity of the way that now not merely mom and dad, yet siblings, groups or even countries, replied to youth loss of life. The members to this quantity ask what emotional responses to baby loss of life let us know approximately formative years and where of youngsters in society. putting childrens and their voices on the middle of this research, they music how emotional norms, values, and practices shifted around the 15th to 19th centuries via various spiritual, felony and nationwide traditions. This assortment demonstrates that kid loss of life was once not only a kin topic, yet fundamental to how groups and societies outlined themselves.
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REYNOLDS the records of institutions that sought to mark the lives and deaths of the children who moved through them. The value placed upon children in many early modern communities ensured that they often played a central role in their emotional practices, and how they defined themselves, and displayed and articulated their Christian values. Children were particularly important markers of family identity and lineage, as Sidén notes in Chap. 7 for seventeenth-century Sweden, and even after death, their location within the family was worthy of sometimes elaborate commemoration.

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National Records of Scotland [hereafter NRS], JC2/14 High Court Book of Adjournal, 683–88: Margaret Black for murdering her own child, 4 August 1677. There was some debate on the origins of the blood in this case, but the indictment used it as evidence of her guilt. See Richard Sugg, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians (London: Routledge, 2011), 177. NRS, JC2/14, 683–88. Laura Gowing, ‘Secret Births and Infanticide in Seventeenth-­ Century England’, Past and Present 156 (1997), 87–115; Mona Rautelin, ‘Female Serial Killers in the Early Modern Age?

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