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Growing up and Getting Old in Ancient Egypt

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ISBN-10: 0955025699

ISBN-13: 9780955025693

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rosalind M. Janssen, Jac J. Janssen

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Thirty represented old age in Ancient Egypt, yet in this book Egyptologists Rosalind and Jac. Janssen consider a wealth of life course transitions from birth to death. Prominent among these are going to school, puberty rituals, marriage, divorce, retirement, and even drawing a pension. The authors' familiarity with both ancient hieratic texts and gerontological theory makes Growing up and Getting old in Ancient Egypt a unique volume with wide appeal in our present era of demographic change.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Golden House Publications
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 305
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Growing up
Pregnancy and Birth
The Baby
The Infant Dressed and Groomed
The Realm of Childhood
Games
The Schoolboy
Transition to Adulthood
Adolescence and Marriage
The Royal Child
The Companions of the Prince
Society's Perceptions of the Younger Generation
Getting Old
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Gerontology
Perceptions of the Older Generation
The Aged in Art
Mummies and Medicine
Households and Inheritance
The Ancestors
The Real and the Ideal Lifetime
The 'Staff of Old Age'
The 'God's Father'
Care of the Elderly
Old Age Pensions
Long-lived Kings
Aged Administrators
Postscript: A Centenarian Egyptologist
Map of Ancient Egypt
List of Museums
Select Bibliography
List of Tombs at Thebes
Index
The Authors