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The Resource Old age in early medieval England : a cultural history, Thijs Porck

Old age in early medieval England : a cultural history, Thijs Porck

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Old age in early medieval England : a cultural history
Title
Old age in early medieval England
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Thijs Porck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did Anglo-Saxons reflect on the experience of growing old? Was it really a golden age for the elderly, as has been suggested? This first full survey of the Anglo-Saxon cultural conceptualisation of old age, as manifested and reflected in the texts and artwork of the inhabitants of early medieval England, presents a more nuanced and complicated picture. The author argues that although senescence was associated with the potential for wisdom and pious living, the Anglo-Saxons also anticipated various social, psychological and physical repercussions of growing old. Their attitude towards elderly men and women - whether they were saints, warriors or kings - was equally ambivalent. Multidisciplinary in approach, this book makes use of a wide variety of sources, ranging from the visual arts to hagiography, homiletic literature and heroic poetry. Individual chapters deal with early medieval definitions of the life cycle; the merits and downsides of old age as represented in Anglo-Saxon homilies and wisdom poetry; the hagiographic topos of elderly saints; the portrayal of grey-haired warriors in heroic literature; Beowulf as a mirror for elderly kings; and the cultural roles attributed to old women
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porck, Thijs
Dewey number
940.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1064.E5
LC item number
P67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anglo-Saxon studies
Series volume
33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old age
  • Aging
  • Great Britain
  • Old age in literature
  • English literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • 18.05 English literature
  • 77.58 old age (psychology)
  • Aging
  • English literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Old age
  • Old age in literature
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Greisenalter
  • Alter
  • Frau
  • Mann
  • Alter
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • England
Label
Old age in early medieval England : a cultural history, Thijs Porck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1047618927
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781783273751
Lccn
2018275561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1047618927
Label
Old age in early medieval England : a cultural history, Thijs Porck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1047618927
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9781783273751
Lccn
2018275561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1047618927

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