Congratulations to Isabelle Cochelin on the publication of Medieval Lifecycles: Continuity and Change, a volume she co-edited with Karen Smyth. The book also contains articles by two CMS alumnae, Mary Dzon and Jessie Sherwood.
“The essays in this collection present new research into a variety of questions on birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and old age, ordered in a more or less chronological manner according to the lifecycle. The volume exposes attitudes and representations of the lifecycle from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the Middle Ages as being full of inconsistencies as well as definitive categories, and of variation and stasis. This attests to the fact that medieval conceptions and representations of the stages of life and their interrelationships are much more nuanced and less idealized than is usually credited. Medieval conceptual, mental, artistic, cultural, and sociological processes are scrutinized using various approaches and methods that cross disciplinary boundaries.”
For more information see the publisher’s website.