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The Child in Medieval Scandinavia: Challenging the Ariés Thesis

Lecture | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall


Eva Österberg, Professor Emerita, Lund University

Paula S. Fass, Margaret S. Byrne Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley

Department of History, Department of Scandinavian


Eva Österberg is a scholar of the middle ages, and the early modern period, but her works also include the 19th and 20th centuries. She is particularly interested in Norbert Elias' concept of a civilizing process, Aron Gurevitj's ideas about medieval mentality, Philippe Ariès on childhood, and William Reddy and Barbara Rosenwein on emotions.


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