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Slobodan Naumovic, Miroslav Jovanovic (Eds.)
Childhood in South East Europe
Historical Perspectives on Growing Up in the 19th and 20th Century
Reihe: Studies on South East Europe
Bd. 2, 2004, 304 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-6439-1

Rapid growth of interest in the research of childhood during the last several decades can be regarded not only as an indicator but also as an important factor in the long-term processes of changes, which have radically transformed history as a scientific discipline. With the growth of the history of childhood as a discipline a series of problems neglected until then has been opened, and along the questions about the new sources and equivalent methods of research. This is especially true for historiography in the South East European countries, where social history and historical anthropology is still marginal.

The volume comprises 18 contributions to the topic with authors from all countries of the region, focussing on the 19th and 20th century. Topics like "upbringing of female children in Serbia" or "rural childhoods in mountain regions of Austria and Greece" are as well touched as "children and war" and "children and migration".

This is the first volume that provides an international readership with an overall picture on childhood in South Eastern Europe.

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