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dc.contributor.authorGraus, Andrea
dc.identifier.citationGraus, A. «Extreme Giftedness?». Dynamis: Acta Hispanica Ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam, Vol. 40, Núm. 2, octubre de 2021, p. 349-73 []es_ES
dc.identifier.uri, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. andrea.graus@cnrs.fres_ES
dc.description.abstractThe child prodigy phenomenon expanded during and after the mid-19th century, nurtured by a growing entertainment industry in Europe. Prodigies were particularly popular in two domains —classical music and mental calculation. Many spent their early childhoods on tour and living abroad. This paper analyzes the problem of the general education of the child prodigy, and the parents’ and impresarios’ role in financially exploiting the child’s talent. I focus on virtuosos and arithmetic wonders who performed in France in the 19th century. These children rarely received regular schooling and many only learned to read and write once their years of glory as a prodigy passed, or when their lack of education became problematic. The consequences of neglecting the prodigy’s elementary studies were greater than parents and impresarios had anticipated. Illiteracy and a meager knowledge of the wider culture affected talent development. In the end, a lack of general education contributed to the deterioration of the child’s giftedness, accelerating the transition from prodigy to ordinary.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 793654es_ES
dc.publisherUniversidad de Granadaes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.subjectCalculating prodigieses_ES
dc.subjectElementary educationes_ES
dc.titleExtreme giftedness? Trading on the general education of child prodigies in the nineteenth centuryes_ES
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/Marie Sklodowska-Curie 793654es_ES

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