Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England

Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England

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Yallop looks at how people in eighteenth-century England understood and dealt with growing older. Though no word for a€˜aginga€™ existed at this time, a persona€™s age was a significant aspect of their identity.Medicina Gerocomica was one of the few eighteenth-century works dedicated exclusively to health in old age, and is ... Latin, demonstrating an ability to write suitably turgid texts for the medical market, and more accessible health manuals for the more popular one. Medicina Gerocomica: or The Galenic Art of Preserving Old Mens Healths was a vernacular text, intelligent, densely written and not a#39; populara#39;anbsp;...

Title:Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England
Author:Helen Yallop
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-28


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