Adolescence and Youth in Early Modern England (Paperback)
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Adolescence and Youth in Early Modern England (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 26/07/2013
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In preindustrial England, few people could expect to live past the age of forty, so adolescence and youth represented a significant proportion of an individual's life. This book by Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos is the first to explore in depth the transition from childhood to adulthood during this period, describing the maturation processes of young people from the middle and lower classes who spent their youth as apprentices, domestic servants, or agricultural labourers. Previous historians of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have assumed either that childhood was brief and there was no adolescence, or that childhood was prolonged and adolescence was maintained well into the mid-twenties. Ben-Amos argues instead that while the maturation process was prolonged in some cases, it was short and intense in others, and that variations were due to complex mental, social and economic causes. Paying close attention to differences introduced by gender and social and geographical contexts, Ben-Amos focuses on numerous aspects of youths' lives as they related to maturation. These include the separation of adolescents from their parents, their working lives, the acquisition of new skills, social relationships, religious attitudes, sexual mores and norms, and leisure activities. Drawing on urban and court records, as well as on contemporary autobiographies, Ben-Amos vividly recreates the experience of growing up in early modern England. Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos is a lecturer in history at Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300204681
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm

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