Youth and Age in the Medieval North

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Shannon Lewis-Simpson
BRILL, 2008 - History - 308 pages
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Following from themes explored during the 2005 International Medieval Congress on a ~Youth and Agea (TM), this interdisciplinary volume focuses upon social, cultural and biological aspects of being young and old in the medieval north. The contributors progress definitions of young and old in the north, taking into account changing mentalities as a result of political and cultural transformations such as the Christianisation of the north. This book invites discourse on youth and age amongst medieval archaeologists, historians, and philologists, while introducing particularities of medieval research to sociologists and gerontologists working within other periods and areas. The contributors, representing both established and up-and-coming scholars in the field, showcase the diverse issues that surround interdisciplinary studies of youth and age. Contributors are Christina Lee, Lotta Mejsholm, Berit J. Sellevold, Anna Hansen, Bernadine McCreesh, Joanna A. SkA3rzewska, Nic Percivall, Carolyne Larrington, Philadelphia Ricketts, Jordi SAnchez-MartA-, JA3n ViAar SigurAsson, Shannon Lewis-Simpson, Armann Jakobsson, and Yelena Sesselja HelgadA3ttir Yershova

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Child Burial in AngloSaxon England Christina Lee
Constructions of Early Childhood at the Syncretic Cemetery of Fjälkingea Case Study Lotta Mejsholm
Child Burials and Childrens Status in Medieval Norway Berit J Sellevold
Fosterage and Dependency in Medieval Iceland and its Signifi cance in Gísla saga Anna Hansen
The Birth Childhood and Adolescence of the Early Icelandic Bishops Bernadine McCreesh
Medieval Icelandic Children in Vernacular Miracle Stories Joanna A Skórzewska
The Structures and Boundaries of Adolescence in Twelfth and ThirteenthCentury Iceland Nic Percivall
Grandmothers and Familial Identity in Twelfth and ThirteenthCentury Iceland Philadelphia Ricketts
Age Matters in Old English Literature Jordi SánchezMartí
Becoming Old Ageism and Taking Care of the Elderly in Iceland c 9001300 Jón Viôar Sigurôsson
Old Age in VikingAge Britain Shannon LewisSimpson
Myth and Reality Ármann Jakobsson
a Viking Poet as a Child and an Old Man Yelena Sesselja Helgadóttir Yershova

Male Maturation in Norse Literature Carolyne Larrington

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Shannon Lewis-Simpson, Ph.D. (2005) in Early Medieval Studies, University of York, teaches at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland. She researches aspects of cultural identity and interaction in the Viking-Age North Atlantic.

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