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The history of childhood and of youth

May 23, 2012

If you want to know more about the history of childhood or the history of youth, the BBC has an enormous audio archive, in which there are podcasts on exactly that. They are titled:


Thu, 9 Dec 99

Duration: 29 mins

Melvyn Bragg looks at how perceptions of childhood have changed over the last 100 years. With Theodore Zeldin and Christina Hardiment.

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Thu, 17 Apr 03

Duration: 42 mins

Melvyn Bragg examines the history of concepts and ideas on youth from antiquity to today. With guests Deborah Thom, Tim Whitmarsh and Tom Healy.

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