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dc.contributor.authorRotman, Youval
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relation between three concepts: a child’s will, children’s agency and child labour. Addressing the current debate about children’s agency, this paper shows how these concepts were developed in Byzantine society in order to advance a religious agenda that encouraged the child to run away from home in favour of a new life in a monastery. Children were attributed with a will of their own and acted upon it before they reached the age of puberty. This perspective took the child out of the private sphere by attributing agency to it. The paper addresses the current debate about children’s agency revealing the conceptualization of this term as motivated by an economic agenda in which the need to profit from the child’s labour plays an important role.ca_ES
dc.publisherEdicions de la Universitat de Lleidaca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofImago temporis: medium Aevum, 2017, núm. 11, p. 135-157ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd, (c) Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2017ca_ES
dc.subjectChildren’s Agencyca_ES
dc.subjectChild Labourca_ES
dc.subjectChild’s Willca_ES
dc.subjectByzantine Childhoodca_ES
dc.subjectByzantine Childca_ES
dc.titleA Will of their own? Children’s Agency and Child Labour in Byzantiumca_ES

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