The Unwanted Child
15%
off

The Unwanted Child : The Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany

By (author) Joel F. Harrington

US$27.29US$32.38

You save US$5.09

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

The baby abandoned on the doorstep is a phenomenon that has virtually disappeared from our experience, but in the early modern world, unwanted children were a very real problem. In The Unwanted Child, Joel F. Harrington skillfully recreates sixteenth-century Nuremberg to explore what befell abandoned children in this period in vivid detail. From the harrowing to the inspiring, this critically acclaimed text paints a gripping picture of life on the streets five centuries ago.

show more
  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • 18 Oct 2013
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 64 halftones, 9 line drawings
  • 022610205X
  • 9780226102054
  • 1,624,845

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

Joel F. Harrington is professor of history and associate provost for global strategy at Vanderbilt University. His books include Reordering Marriage and Society in Reformation Germany.

show more

Review quote

"Joel F. Harrington breaks new ground with this work.... The Unwanted Child mounts a rich, successful challenge to top-down historical approaches to the subject." (Choice) "In his fascinating study, Joel F. Harrington acquaints the reader with the realities of child abandonment and infanticide and the challenges that early modern social distortions, triggered by wars, economic crisis, and climate change, to name but a few, held for poor families.... Essential for students as well as for researchers." (Journal of Social History)"

show more