The easiest way to say that the truth lies between these two concepts, we are deliberately simplified. The study of old age period shows that advanced age was respected, novmeste so there are plenty of medieval texts of the insidious "old woman." From the analysis it can be seen to the patient that they were both rejected, and the elect, and the dead - both disgusting and exalted. It is such contradictions allow us to understand that in the Middle Ages meant to live and die. The road of life So the body has demonstrated resistance, it opposed the Christian limitations that are especially apparent in folk customs. Church responded attempts to civilize, to introduce strict limits that it is impossible to destroy. As soon as subordinate body full control failed, the Church sought to establish rules for him that people would follow for life and death.