Subject: Genealogy & History at THE WHITE HOUSE and Life expectancy . . . [from other supporting scholarly evidence: "The medieval demographic system of the Nordic countries."]|
From: Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr.
Date: October 26, 1999
There is an interesting reference "to the world, as it was seen by people 1,000 years ago", as presented to THE WHITE HOUSE, released by Office of the Press Secretary, dated January 25, 1999, The East Room, 7:37 P.M. EST; Title: FIFTH MILLENNIUM EVENING AT THE WHITE HOUSE Remarks by the President, the First Lady, Professor Natalie Davis and Professor Martin Marty http://www.usia.gov/usa/2000/5milev.htm "Their life expectancy was short. Most of them could not expect to pass the age of 40, if that." . . . "So to get to my question, what is it, then, that -- or why should this culture, why should we focus on the past? Why is it important, or is it, indeed, important, for us to go back to the past and recognize the accomplishments of people who have done these things in the past?" . . . "PROFESSOR DAVIS: Professor Cruz, thank you for your question and your description of the many features of our 20th century life that develop -- some going back to the year 1000 and some to the year 1500. I think there are several reasons to study -- to be interested in the past, in addition to what it's contributed to us. One is partly the fascination of in human life, of different ways the people have lived, including ways that might not contribute to us." . . . SEE ALSO: 60:20512 Benedictow, Ole J. The medieval demographic system of the Nordic countries. ISBN 82-91114-01-3. 1993. 229 pp. Middelalderforlaget: Oslo, Norway. In Eng. This is a general study of the demographics of the Nordic countries in medieval times. Data are primarily from 15 osteo-archeological studies of medieval cemeteries carried out in recent decades. "The author concludes that the demographic system of the Nordic countries must have been qualitatively different from the early modern demographic regime. It is, among other things, distinguished by considerably higher mortality, lower life expectancy, higher nuptiality, lower age at marriage, especially for females, and higher fertility. This shows that the transformation from medieval society to (early) modern Europe comprised profound changes not only in economic, social and political structures, but also in the basic demographic pattern." Correspondence: Middelalderforlaget, P.O. Box 80, Blindern, 0314 Oslo, Norway. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR). REF: http://popindex.princeton.edu/browse/v60/n2/i.html Respectfully yours, Tom Tinney, Sr. http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~vctinney/homepage.htm#Here Listed in: Who's Who In The West, 1998/1999 Who's Who In Genealogy and Heraldry, [both editions] ==== SCROOTS Mailing List ====
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