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Ageing in Medieval Jewish Culture

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781800348516
Author: Elisha Russ-Fishbane
Publication Date: 01-Jul-2022
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Table of Contents:


I. Conceptions and Perceptions of Ageing

1. How Old Is Old?

2. Longevity and Its Limits 

3. Ageing Body, Ageing Mind 

II. Ageing in Family and Community 

4. Grandparents and the Multigenerational Home

5. Family Networks of Care 

6. Community Support

III. Ideas and Ideals of Old Age

7. The Dignity of Age 

8. Facing Mortality: Towards a Hebrew Poetics of Ageing 

9. The Sabbath of Life: Age and Wisdom in Medieval Jewish Thought


Appendix: Life Expectancy and Medieval Mediterranean Jewry

Afterword: On an Integrative Approach to the Study of Old Age



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