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The Resource Aging gracefully in the Renaissance : stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne, by Cynthia Skenazi

Aging gracefully in the Renaissance : stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne, by Cynthia Skenazi

Label
Aging gracefully in the Renaissance : stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne
Title
Aging gracefully in the Renaissance
Title remainder
stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia Skenazi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cynthia Skenazi explores in this book a shift in attitudes towards aging and provides a historical perspective on a crucial problem of our time. In 'Aging gracefully in the Renaissance: stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne' Cynthia Skenazi explores a shift in attitudes towards aging and provides a historical perspective on a crucial problem of our time. From the late fourteenth to the end of the sixteenth centuries, the elderly subject became a point of new social, medical, political, and literary attention on both sides of the Alps. A movement of secularization tended to dissociate old age from the Christian preparation for death, re-orienting the concept of aging around pragmatic matters such as health care, intergenerational relationships, and accrued insights one might wish to pass along. Such changes were accompanied by an increasing number of personal accounts of later life
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Cataloging source
AU@
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Skenazi, Cynthia
Dewey number
809.031
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European literature
  • Aging in literature
  • Aging
  • Older people
Label
Aging gracefully in the Renaissance : stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne, by Cynthia Skenazi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. A Sound Mind in a Healthy Body -- Galen -- Petrarch -- Ficino and Zerbi -- Cornaro -- Erasmus -- Montaigne -- Conclusion -- 2. The Circulation of Power and Knowledge -- Petrarch -- Castiglione -- Montaigne -- Conclusion -- 3. Love in Old Age -- Petrarch -- Ronsard -- Montaigne -- Pasquier -- Conclusion -- 4. Then and Now -- The Care of the Aging Self -- Erasmus's Colloquium "The Old Men's Chat" -- A Way of Life and a Mode of Discourse: The Case of Montaigne -- In Vino Veritas
Control code
FIEb17667781
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9789004254664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)853452480
Label
Aging gracefully in the Renaissance : stories of later life from Petrarch to Montaigne, by Cynthia Skenazi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. A Sound Mind in a Healthy Body -- Galen -- Petrarch -- Ficino and Zerbi -- Cornaro -- Erasmus -- Montaigne -- Conclusion -- 2. The Circulation of Power and Knowledge -- Petrarch -- Castiglione -- Montaigne -- Conclusion -- 3. Love in Old Age -- Petrarch -- Ronsard -- Montaigne -- Pasquier -- Conclusion -- 4. Then and Now -- The Care of the Aging Self -- Erasmus's Colloquium "The Old Men's Chat" -- A Way of Life and a Mode of Discourse: The Case of Montaigne -- In Vino Veritas
Control code
FIEb17667781
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9789004254664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)853452480

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