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Quotation by Philippe Ariés
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It is as if, to every period of history, there corresponded a privileged age and a particular division of human life: "youth" is the privileged age of the seventeenth century, childhood of the nineteenth, adolescence of the twentieth.
Philippe Ariés (20th century), French historian. Centuries of Childhood, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1962).
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