History of Old Age: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

  title={History of Old Age: From Antiquity to the Renaissance},
  author={G. Minois},
"History of Old Age" is the first major study of the ways in which old age has been perceived in western culture throughout history. Georges Minois paints a vast fresco, starting with the first old man to relate his own story an Egyptian scribe some 4500 years ago and ending with the deaths of Elizabeth I and Henry IV in the sixteenth century. Tracing the changing conceptions of the nature, value, and burden of the old, Minois argues that western history during this period is marked by great… Expand
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