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Philippe Aries

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Philippe Ariès was an important French medievalist and historian of the family and childhood. He is also the author of Centuries of Childhood, which was translated into English in 1962. He died in Paris in 1984.

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Centuries of Childhood
A Social History of Family Life
Written by Philippe Aries


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1965
Price: $19.95

The theme of this extraordinary book is the evolution of the modern conception of family life and the modern image  of the nature of children. Aries traces the evolution of the concept of childhood from the end of the Middle Ages, when the child was regarded as a small adult, to the... Read more >

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The Hour of Our Death

Written by Philippe Aries


Format: Trade Paperback, 696 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1982
Price: $24.00

This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Hour of Our Death

Written by Philippe Aries


Format: eBook, 696 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

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