The Perfect Age of Man's Life

By: Dove, Mary

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Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket (now protected). 175pages An examination of the medieval perspective of middle age which they perceived as 'the perfect age', with particular reference to literary texts associated with The Wheel of Life and The Wheel of Fortune. Contents: Part I. The Middle Age of Man's Life: 1. In the middle of the way; 2. Numbering ages and naming the middle age; 3. The ages of woman's life; 4. 'Maturity, full of ripenesse'; 5. 'Secrete diminution'; Part II. The Perfect Age of Man's Life: 6. The perfect age and the ages of the soul; 7. The perfect age and the perfect man; 8. The perfect age and the ages of the world; 9. The perfect age and the image of the wheel; 10. The perfect age and the De Lisle Psalter; Part III. The Perfect Age in Ricardian Poetry: 11. 'Myddel age' in Piers Plowman; 12. 'Hy time' in Piers Plowman; 13. 'Myhty youthe' in Confessio Amantis; 14. 'Hyghe eldee' in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; 15. The 'ryght yong' man and Lady Perfect Age in the Book of the Duchess; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Title: The Perfect Age of Man's Life

Author Name: Dove, Mary

Categories: Books on Books,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1986

ISBN Number: 0521325714

ISBN Number 13: 9780521325714

Binding: Hardback

Seller ID: ID6451

Keywords: medieval Literature medieval thought Middle Age Middle ages Philosophy xAddToOLBs,