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The Perfect Age of Man's Life

By: Dove, Mary

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID6451

ISBN: 0521325714


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 a... View more info