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British Hymn Books for Children, 1800–1900

Re-tuning the History of Childhood

Alisa Clapp-Itnyre

In the first work to tackle this facet of children’s history, Clapp-Itnyre examines how hymn singing and the reading of hymns were an integral part of Victorian childhood experience, and she describes how hymn-book production for the young intersected with the major aesthetic movements of the 19th century. The unique qualities of children’s hymnody, she argues, were the context for empowerment of the child over the course of the century. Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present.

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Product information:
  • Publisher: Ashgate
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 324pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 234x156mm
  • ISBN: 9781409454304
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Product code:
512077
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