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The Life-Cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-1500
This is the first study to examine the entire life cycle in the Middle Ages. Drawing on a wide range of secondary and primary material, the book explores the timing and experiences of infancy, childhood, adolescence and youth, adulthood, old age and, finally, death. It discusses attitudes towards aging, rites of passage, age stereotypes in operation, and the means by which ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Manchester University Press
(first published May 4th 2006)
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An interesting book which takes on a subject which is not in the lime light of historical research. Dr. Youngs' discussion of how the nobility are educated and their thought process is compelling. It is a very ambitious book yet Youngs pulls it off with confidence. This book is not for the reader who is interested in popular history or who just wants to know about a certain time period. Its subject is slightly off hand and therefore the reader should have some previous knowledge of the medieval ...more