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Title Old age from Antiquity to post-modernity / edited by Paul Johnson and Patricia Thane.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

Subject Old age -- History.
Old age -- Social aspects.
Older people -- History.
Alt Name Johnson, Paul (Paul A.)
Thane, Pat.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 244 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-240) and index.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface; Historical readings of old age and ageing; Ageing in antiquity: status and participation; Old age in the high and late Middle Ages: image, expectation and status; Ageing and well-being in early modern England: pension trends and gender preferences under the English Old Poor Law c. 1650 1800; Balancing social and cultural approaches to the history of old age and ageing in Europe: a review and an example from post-Revolutionary France; The ageing of the population: relevant question or obsolete notion?
Summary Featuring both methodological and empirical studies, Old Age represents a substantial contribution to the historical understanding of old age in past societies, as well as to the debate about post-modernism in historical study.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203273559 (electronic bk.)
9780203273555 (electronic bk.)
9780203021026 (electronic bk.)
0203021029 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 52121696
Additional Format Print version: Old age from Antiquity to post-modernity. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998 0415164648 (DLC) 98020561 (OCoLC)39122908

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