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The Revered, the Rejected and the Ridiculed. The Many Faces of Old Age in...

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Title The Revered, the Rejected and the Ridiculed. The Many Faces of Old Age in Early Medieval England (700?1350)
Period 02 / 2011 - 02 / 2016
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1347271
Data Supplier Website OZSMED

Abstract

This project comprises a study of old age in early medieval English culture, based on both a lexicological analysis of words for old age in Old and Middle English and an analysis of texts of diverse nature from early medieval England (700 1350). Its primary aim is to establish whether there was one monolithic image of old age in medieval England, as hitherto assumed, or whether there were multiple ideas existing side by side and, moreover, subject to change.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. R.H. Bremmer
Doctoral/PhD student M.H. Porck

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