Growing Old in the Middle Ages

Growing Old in the Middle Ages

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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


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