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The Resource Old age in late medieval England, Joel T. Rosenthal

Old age in late medieval England, Joel T. Rosenthal

Label
Old age in late medieval England
Title
Old age in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Joel T. Rosenthal
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Old Age in Late Medieval England, Joel T. Rosenthal explores the life spans, sustained activities, behaviors, and mentalites of the individuals who approached and who passed the biblically stipulated span of three score and ten in late medieval England. Drawing on a wide variety of documentary and court records (which were, however, more likely to specify with precision an individual's age on reaching majority or inheriting property than on the occasion of his or her death) as well as literary and didactic texts, he examines "old age" as a social construct and web of behavioral patterns woven around a biological phenomenon
  • Focusing on "lived experience" in late medieval England, Rosenthal uses demographic and quantitative records, family histories, and biographical information to demonstrate that many people lived into their sixth, seventh, and occasionally eighth decades. Those who survived might well live to know their grandchildren. This view of a society composed of the aged as well as of the young and the middle aged is reinforced by an examination of peers, bishops, and members of parliament and urban office holders, for whom demographic and career-length information exists. Many individuals had active careers until near the end of their lives; the aged were neither rarities nor outcasts within their world. Late medieval society recognized the concept of retirement, of old age pensions, and of the welcome release from duty for those who had served over the decades
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenthal, Joel Thomas
Dewey number
305.26/0942
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1064.E5
LC item number
R67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Old age
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Great Britain
Label
Old age in late medieval England, Joel T. Rosenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-253) 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
Contents
Ch. 1. Inquisitions Post Mortem as a Window on Old Age -- Ch. 2. Proofs of Age and the Culture of Attesting to Age -- Ch. 3. The Scrope and Grosvenor Depositions: More Attestations About Age -- Ch. 4. Three-Generation Family Links and Inquisitions Post Mortem -- Ch. 5. Three-Generation Family Links and Last Wills and Testaments -- Ch. 6. Three-Generation Family Links and Some Aristocratic Genealogies -- Ch. 7. Retirement, for Some, at the End of the Road -- Ch. 8. Careers and Case Studies of the Peers -- Ch. 9. Another Case Study: The Bishops -- Ch. 10. Men and Women of Letters: The Length of Lives and Some Literary Careers -- Ch. 11. Old Age Within and Across Cultures
Control code
34513098
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780812233551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96014736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Old age in late medieval England, Joel T. Rosenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-253) 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
Contents
Ch. 1. Inquisitions Post Mortem as a Window on Old Age -- Ch. 2. Proofs of Age and the Culture of Attesting to Age -- Ch. 3. The Scrope and Grosvenor Depositions: More Attestations About Age -- Ch. 4. Three-Generation Family Links and Inquisitions Post Mortem -- Ch. 5. Three-Generation Family Links and Last Wills and Testaments -- Ch. 6. Three-Generation Family Links and Some Aristocratic Genealogies -- Ch. 7. Retirement, for Some, at the End of the Road -- Ch. 8. Careers and Case Studies of the Peers -- Ch. 9. Another Case Study: The Bishops -- Ch. 10. Men and Women of Letters: The Length of Lives and Some Literary Careers -- Ch. 11. Old Age Within and Across Cultures
Control code
34513098
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780812233551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96014736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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