Open access book: Coming of Age in Byzantium: Adolescence and Society

Despoina Ariantzi (ed.), Coming of Age in Byzantium : Adolescence and Society, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2017.

The various phases of life and their manifestations in theory and social reality constitute a well-established area of research in the fields of western medieval studies and ancient history. In this respect the Byzantine East has been widely neglected. This volume will focus on the Byzantine experience of adolescence, which may be defined as the biological transition from childhood to adulthood as well as the social and psychological experience of leaving the care of parents, guardians and family groups and the gradual integration into adult society.


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