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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313311284
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Series: Contributions to the Study of Aging Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

SUSANNAH R. OTTAWAY is Assistant Professor in the History Department at Carleton College.

L. A. BOTELHO is Associate Professor in the History Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

KATHARINE KITTREDGE is Associate Professor in the English Department at Ithaca College.

Table of Contents

Foreword by W. A. Achenbaum

Introduction: Authority, Autonomy, and Responsibility among the Aged in the Pre-Industrial Past by Susannah R. Ottaway

Crafting a Good Old Age

Aging and Memory in a Bureaucratizing World: A French Historical Experience by David G. Troyansky

Poverty, Patriarchy, and Old Age: The Households of Revolutionary War Veterans, 1820-1830 by Jack Resch

Social Lives of Elderly Women in Eighteenth-Century Toulouse by Sherri Klassen

Women and Aging in Transatlantic Perspective by Anne Kugler

Interacting with Institutions to Thrive or Survive in Old Age

Old People and the Flow of Resources between Generations in Papal Rome, 16th to 19th Centuries by Angela Groppi

Experience of Old Age in the Narratives of the Rural Poor in Early Modern Germany by Louise Gray

"Labor and Sorrow": The Living Conditions of the Elderly Residents of Bocking, Essex, 1793-1807 by Jane Pearson

Image and Reality: Social Experience Versus Cultural Representations of Old Age

Old Age in Early Modern Castilian Villages by David Vassberg

Stereotypes and Statistics: Old Women and Accusations of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe by Alison Rowlands

Naturalizing Myths of Aging: A Cautionary Tale by Kirk Combe and Kenneth Schmader

Representations of Old Age and Aging

Aging Heroes, Buffoons, and Statesmen in Shakespeare's Plays by Janice Rossen

Images of Old Age in Early Modern Cheap Print: Women, Witches, and the Poisonous Female Body by L. A. Botelho

"The Ag'd Dame to Venery Inclin'd": Images of Sexual Older Women in 18th-Century Britain by Katharine Kittredge

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

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