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Старостта във византийско-балканския свят
Old Age in the Byzantine-Balkan World

Author(s): Yoanna Bencheva
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Sociology, Middle Ages, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Gerontology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: old age; Byzantium; Balkans; Middle Ages

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the notions of old age in the Byzantine-Balkan Middle Ages. It attempts at defining when does old age come and which are its characteristics. The study searches for answers to the questions: what kind of care for the elderly people did the institutions and the family provide; what sort of food and medical care wereappropriate for them; what was the attitude of society towards the elderly people andwas there any difference between representatives of various social groups.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-14
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian