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The Unwanted Child - a book by Harrington, Joel F.

The Unwanted Child

The Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany

The Unwanted Child( )
Author: Harrington, Joel F.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $32.00
Book Description:

The baby abandoned on the doorstep is a phenomenon that has virtually disappeared from our experience, but in the early modern world, unwanted children were a very real problem for parents, government officials, and society. The Unwanted Child skillfully recreates sixteenth-century Nuremberg to explore what befell abandoned, neglected, abused, or delinquent children in this critical period. Joel F. Harrington tackles this question by focusing on the...
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