History of old age : from antiquity to the Renaissance
Print Book, English, ©1990
University of Chicago, Chicago, ©1990
9780226530314, 9780745605494, 0226530310, 0745605494
Preface. Introduction. 1. The Middle East of Antiquity: The experience of old age between myth and history. 2. The Hebraic World: From patriach to old man. 3. The Greek World: 'Sad Old Age'. 4. The Roman World: The old man's grandeur and decadence. 5. The early Middle Ages: The old man as a symbol in Christian literature. 6. The early Middle Ages: Indifference to age. 7. XI and XIII centuries: The social and cultural diversification of old people. 8. XIV-XV centuries: Assertion of the old. 9. The XVI century: Humanists and courtiers versus old age. 10. The XVI century: The real weight of the old. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography.