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Barn i och kring kyrkobyggnaden fram till och med 1600-talet


  • Lena Janstad

Summary, in English

The purpose of this essay was to find out if it is possible to:

? Detect different groups of gender among children in grave materiel and church art and if that was the case, in what way?

? What different groups of children can be seen in these two categories?

? What does the material say about children's position in society? The time span is from early Christian time to 17-th century and the geographical region is Sweden and Denmark. I got my information from published literature and different pages on the Internet. The conclusions were that gender among children can be detected in both types of material but different groups were not ?visible? to the same degree. However, children were not treated worse because they were young.

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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • History and Archaeology


  • Sverige
  • Medeltiden
  • Nya tiden
  • Barngravar
  • Medieval history
  • Medeltidens historia
  • Archaeology
  • Arkeologi


  • Elisabeth Iregren