qGrowing Old in the Middle Ages draws a comprehensive picture of medieval old age, describing how it was perceived by different groups in society; what help was given to the ageing; the desire to increase longevity; the consolation offered to the elderly; and the growing concern with physiology. With the increased interest in old age as a subject for historical study, this timely overview is an invaluable contribution to the social history of the whole of medieval Europeq--Publisher description.The manual was written with affection and empathy for the young girl who entered married life, and the author-husband even undertook to ... The young wife was depicted as triumphantly leading her husband by his nose and cuckolding him.
|Title||:||Growing Old in the Middle Ages|
|Author||:||Shulamith Shahar, Yael Lotan|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2004|