Childhood, Memory and Autobiography in Holland
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Childhood, Memory and Autobiography in Holland : From the Golden Age to Romanticism

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Between the 17th and 19th centuries auto-biographers and diarists invented new ways to write about childhood and children. At the same time, pedagogical ideas about child-rearing changed. This book looks at the connection between these developments. Egodocuments can bring the past alive, and allow us to sketch six intimate portraits. The second part of the book concentrates on the changes. Childhood became more highly valued as a phase of life. Children were taken more seriously. This is shown in chapters on child's play, punishment, wet-nursing and independence.

Around 1800, in diaries, parents more openly grieved about the loss of a child, which indicates both a change of literary conventions and changes in the way emotions were felt and expressed. Finally, autobiographers wrote more and differently about their early years, and developed new memory strategies. Autobiographical texts are discussed within a wider cultural setting, using paintings, poetry, pedagogical tracts and novels. This book makes clear how changes in autobiographical style, the concept of childhood and the working of human memory are connected.
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  • Hardback | 174 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18.29mm | 394g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • IX, 174 p.
  • 0312225075
  • 9780312225070
  • 2,331,484

About R. Dekker

Rudolf Dekker teaches history at the Faculty of History and Art of the Eramus University.
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