The Resource The unwanted child : the fate of foundlings, orphans, and juvenile criminals in early modern Germany, Joel F. Harrington

The unwanted child : the fate of foundlings, orphans, and juvenile criminals in early modern Germany, Joel F. Harrington

Label
The unwanted child : the fate of foundlings, orphans, and juvenile criminals in early modern Germany
Title
The unwanted child
Title remainder
the fate of foundlings, orphans, and juvenile criminals in early modern Germany
Statement of responsibility
Joel F. Harrington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 stories of six individuals. He recounts the experiences of an unmarried mother-to-be, a roaming mercenary who drifts in and out of his children's lives, a civic leader handling the government's response to problems arising from unwanted children, a homeless teenager turned prolific thief, and orphaned twins who enter state care at the age of nine. Braiding together these compelling portraits, Harrington uncovers and analyzes the key elements that link them, including the impact of war and the vital importance of informal networks among women. From the harrowing to the inspiring, The Unwanted Child paints a gripping picture of life on the streets four centuries ago."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrington, Joel F.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1180.N9
LC item number
H37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Infanticide
  • Street children
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Children
  • Families
  • Waisenkind
  • Findelkind
  • Jugendlicher Täter
  • Weeskinderen
  • Vondelingen
  • Jeugdcriminaliteit
  • Kindermoord
  • Kinderen
  • Findelkind
  • Kind
  • Kindesmord
  • Kriminalität
  • Nichteheliche Mutter
  • Obdachlosigkeit
  • Waisenkind
  • Children
  • Families
  • Infanticide
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Orphans
  • Street children
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Germany
  • Nürnberg
  • Neurenberg
  • Nürnberg
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
The unwanted child : the fate of foundlings, orphans, and juvenile criminals in early modern Germany, Joel F. Harrington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The unmarried mother -- The absconding father -- The beleaguered magistrate -- The street orphan -- The state wards -- From micro- to macro-: individuals and the big picture -- Appendix 1. The Findelkinder Database -- Appendix 2. Known infanticides in Nuremberg, 1384-1806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 437 p.
Isbn
9780226317274
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009004285
Other control number
40017371651
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310714387
  • (OCoLC)ocn310714387
Label
The unwanted child : the fate of foundlings, orphans, and juvenile criminals in early modern Germany, Joel F. Harrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The unmarried mother -- The absconding father -- The beleaguered magistrate -- The street orphan -- The state wards -- From micro- to macro-: individuals and the big picture -- Appendix 1. The Findelkinder Database -- Appendix 2. Known infanticides in Nuremberg, 1384-1806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 437 p.
Isbn
9780226317274
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009004285
Other control number
40017371651
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)310714387
  • (OCoLC)ocn310714387

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