The Decline of Life: Old Age in Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time)

  • Publish Date: 2004-02-23
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Susannah R. Ottaway
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Susannah Ottaway combines a comprehensive survey of existing literature on the history of ageing with original interpretation and analysis of available data. Using a wide variety of sources (literature, correspondence, poor house and workhouse documents and diaries), Ottaway's account of the experiences of the aged reveals attitudes in eighteenth-century England that shed light on contemporary aging issues by historical comparison.