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Soixante-trois

La peur de la grande année climactérique à la Renaissance

Foreword by Jacques ROUBAUD

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People have interpreted the numeration of the years of their life since Antiquity (when, for example, the Emperor Augustus did so). Ancient medical theories thus maintained that matter is renewed every seven or nine years. The product of these two numbers is sixty-three, and the sixty-third year of a person’s life – the great climacteric – was believed to be very critical. Max Engammare presents the history of the anxiety surrounding this year that came back into force during the Renaissance, as early as Petrarch but especially with Marsilio Ficino. This book touches on most of the great names of the age, from Philipp Melanchthon and Theodore de Bèze to Rabelais. The question of the sixty-third king of France, Henri III or Henri IV, was also discussed by members of the League. The goal is to achieve an understanding of the arithmetic of these ancient fears that were reborn at the end of the 1400s and which have not in fact completely disappeared today—a proof of this is Sigmund Freud and the curse of 27 listing all the famous artists dead at the age of 27 (three times nine).

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Soixante-trois

Soixante-trois

People have interpreted the numeration of the years of their life since Antiquity (when, for example, the Emperor Augustus did so). Ancient medical theories thus maintained that matter is renewed every seven or nine years...

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Title Soixante-trois
Subtitle La peur de la grande année climactérique à la Renaissance
Edition First Edition
Volume 53
By (author) Max ENGAMMARE
Foreword by Jacques ROUBAUD
Collection Titre courant
ISSN 1420-5254
Issue 41
Language Français
Publisher Droz
Title First Published 06/4/2013
Includes Index; Bibliography
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00553-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600005531
Reference no. 41-53
Publication Date 06/4/2013
Nb of pages XIV - 264
Illustrations 10 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white, Illustrations, color
Dimensions 120 x 190 cm
Weight 380 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-10553-8
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600105538
Reference no. 41-53-pdf
Publication Date 07/10/2013
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-20553-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600205535
Reference no. 41-53-LOT
Publication Date 07/10/2013
Nb of pages XIV - 264
Illustrations 10 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white, Illustrations, color
Dimensions 120 x 190 cm
Weight 380 gr
 
Format ePUB
ISBN-13 978-2-600-30553-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600305532
Reference no. 41-53-epub
Publication Date 09/24/2015
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