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Author: Brett Kahr

Title: The Sexual Molestation of Children

Subtitle: Historical Perspectives

Journal: The Journal of Psychohistory

Volume: 19

Issue: 2

Year: 1991

Pages: 191-214

ISSN: 0145-3378 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: General History | Types: Child Sexual Abuse


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Abstract: »Reviews the historical literature on child abuse, focusing on the trends in the historical epidemiology of incest and abuse. Four major periods in the history of sexual abuse of children in the West are identified: the Ancient Period (time of Greeks and Romans), the Medieval Period (from the rise of Christianity through the Renaissance), the Early Modern Period (18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries), and the Late Modern Period (latter half of the 20th century). The overwhelming denial of child abuse is addressed, and the need for a trend toward greater attention to this serious problem is emphasized.« (Source: PsycINFO)

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