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This front matter section of the book Aging Gracefully in the Renaissance: Stories of Later Life from Petrarch to Montaigne presents the table of contents and the acknowledgments, and a list of abbreviations. The book investigates stories of growing old from Petrarch's to Montaigne's time, and explores a shift in attitudes towards aging. From the late fourteenth to the end of the sixteenth centuries, the elderly subject became a focus of new social, medical, political, and literary attention on both sides of the Alps.

Keywords: aging; later life; Montaigne; Petrarch; Renaissance



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