Old Age in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Neglected Topic

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Albrecht Classen
Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 575 pages
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This volume treats old age and old people as reflected in medieval and early modern literature, historical documents, and visual products, offering innovative perspectives, examining hitherto neglected texts and art works, and taking stock of previous research. With this volume Old Age Studies pertaining to the Middle Ages and the early modern world can claim to have established a solid scholarly profile, adding new layers of meaning in our investigation of the culture and history of premodern mentality.
  

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Contents

Albrecht Classen
1
Anne Berthelot
66
Cristina Sogno
85
L Rothauser
103
Carver
121
Juanita Feros Ruys
171
Rasma LazdaCazers
201
Old Age in the World of The Stricker
219
Marilyn Sandidge
357
Harry Peters
375
Daniel F Pigg
393
Scott Taylor
407
Sarah Gordon
421
Anouk Janssen
437
Martha Peacock
485
Sophie Bostock
517

Merlin puer senex par excellenc
251
Gretchen Mieszkowski
299
the Figure of the Old Woman in Old French Literature
321
Scarborough
343
Allison P Coudert
533
Contributors
557
List of Illustrations
573
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Albrecht Classen, University ofArizona, Tucson, USA.

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