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History of Old Age


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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

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Georges Minois is the author of various book son death and aging.

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