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Author Skenazi, Cynthia, author.

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

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (178 pages) : 1 color illustration.
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Series Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts ; volume 11
Medieval and Renaissance authors and texts ; v. 11.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) and index.
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Contents A sound mind in a healthy body. Galen ; Petrarch ; Ficino and Zerbi ; Cornaro ; Erasmus ; Montaigne ; Conclusion -- The circulation of power and knowledge. Petrarch ; Castiglione ; Montaigne ; Conclusion -- Love in old age. Petrarch ; Ronsard ; Montaigne ; Pasquier; Conclusion -- 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.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject European literature -- Renaissance, 1450-1600 -- History and criticism.
Aging in literature.
Aging -- Europe -- History.
Older people -- Europe -- History.
HISTORY -- General.
Literature and literary studies.
Aging. (OCoLC)fst00800293
Aging in literature. (OCoLC)fst00800359
European literature -- Renaissance. (OCoLC)fst01710967
Older people. (OCoLC)fst01199093
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Chronological Term 1450-1600
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Skenazi, Cynthia. Aging gracefully in the Renaissance. Leiden : Brill, 2013 9789004254664 (DLC) 2013027542 (OCoLC)853452480
ISBN 9781299870628 (electronic bk.)
1299870627 (electronic bk.)
9789004255722 (electronic bk.)
9004255729 (electronic bk.)
9789004254664 (hardback)
9004254668 (hardback)
Standard No. AU@ 000054145611
DEBBG BV044063403
DEBSZ 424616645
NLGGC 369350235
NZ1 15543263
NZ1 15960081

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