Medieval monastic mortality: hazard analysis of mortality differences between monastic and nonmonastic cemeteries in England.

@article{DeWitte2013MedievalMM,
  title={Medieval monastic mortality: hazard analysis of mortality differences between monastic and nonmonastic cemeteries in England.},
  author={Sharon N DeWitte and Jessica C Boulware and Rebecca C Redfern},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={152 3},
  pages={322-32}
}
Scholarship on life in medieval European monasteries has revealed a variety of factors that potentially affected mortality in these communities. Though there is some evidence based on age-at-death distributions from England that monastic males lived longer than members of the general public, what is missing from the literature is an explicit examination of how the risks of mortality within medieval monastic settings differed from those within contemporaneous lay populations. This study examines… CONTINUE READING
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