The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of childhood in the West from antiquity to the present day. By broadly incorporating the research in the field of Childhood Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field.

chapter |14 pages

Is There a Story in the History of Childhood?

ByPaula S. Fass

part I|85 pages

Childhood in the Ancient World, The Middle Ages, and Early Modern Europe

chapter 1|22 pages

Images of Childhood in Classical Antiquity

ByKeith Bradley

chapter 2|22 pages

Children in Judaism and Christianity

ByMargaret L. King

chapter 3|17 pages

Childhood in Medieval and Early Modern Times

ByJoanne M. Ferraro

chapter 4|23 pages

Childhood and the Enlightenment

The complications of innocence
ByLarry Wolff

part II|227 pages

Creating Childhoods in the Western World Since 1500

chapter 6|17 pages

Children's Work in Countryside and City

ByColin Heywood

chapter 7|16 pages

Children and War

ByJames Marten

chapter 8|16 pages

Childhood Emotions in Modern Western History

ByPeter N. Stearns

chapter 9|17 pages

Children and the State

ByJames Schmidt

chapter 10|20 pages

The Vexed History of Children and Sex

ByBeth Bailey

chapter 11|18 pages

Age, Schooling, and Development

ByStephen Lassonde

chapter 12|20 pages

Making Adolescence More or Less Modern

ByDon Romesburg

chapter 13|18 pages

The Physical Spaces of Childhood

ByMarta Gutman

chapter 14|16 pages

Play, Games, and Toys

ByGary Cross

chapter 15|13 pages

Children as Consumers

History and historiography
ByDaniel Thomas Cook

chapter 16|17 pages

Picturing Childhood in the Modern West

ByAnne Higonnet

chapter 17|16 pages

Children's Literature

ByMaria Nikolajeva

part III|179 pages

Special Children at Special Times or Places

chapter 18|13 pages

Children in North American Slavery

BySteven Mintz

chapter 19|16 pages

Mixed-Race Children in the American West

Conquest and its categories
ByAnne F. Hyde

chapter 21|20 pages

Social Welfare in the Western World and the Rights of Children

ByIvan Jablonka

chapter 22|19 pages

Children as Vagrants, Vagabonds, and Thieves in Nineteenth-Century America

ByTimothy J. Gilfoyle

chapter 23|15 pages

Children in Scouting and Other Organizations

ByJay Mechling

chapter 24|17 pages

New Opportunities for Children in the Great Depression in the United States

ByKriste Lindenmeyer

chapter 25|18 pages

Childhood and Youth in Nazi Germany

ByDirk Schumann

chapter 26|22 pages

International Child Saving

ByDominique Marshall

chapter 27|18 pages

Latin American Childhoods and the Concept of Modernity

ByNara Milanich