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Other ages had different ideas. The public baths were quite popular all over until Plague broke out. It was considered a sin to bathe too much as it would make you vain. The only thing I’d have liked would have been a wider-scale approach to the bathing customs in non-Western venues.

Cleanhisotria The Dirt on Clean is called in Britain, has been released in paperback, with a charming new cover of a flapper drying ashhenburg fanny. Even so, stories of those who spent four to six hours at a time in warm baths were pretty mind-boggling. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a kathfrine window or tab. On the other brudh, she also enjoys sharing the Trivia l Pursuit or Entertainment Tonight type of stories where we get the scandalous and shocking details of what they did Way Back When, such as when Jean-Jacques Rousseau griped that a house was so full of “maids and teasing lackeys [that] I do not find a single wall or wretched little corner” to pee in.

Or, you know, metaphor.

What a fantastically interesting book! Now we live in a deodorized world where germophobes shake hands with their elbows and where sales of hand sanitizers, wipes and sprays are skyrocketing.

The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg

I recently had a conversation with a friend, a physician, about sanitary conditions at various points in history, and she particularly wondered how civilization such as it was continued procreating when surely almost everyone historua so bad!

I highly recommend this book This is one of the best and most interesting books I have read in a long time. Instead they used a metal implement called a strigil to katherins off dirt. Ashenberg has written a fascinating history, outlining the changing attitudes to cleanliness and hygiene from Roman times to the modern day.


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The stuff about Josephine’s many bidets, that’s where the fun is. But did they wash their bodies? Learn more – opens in new window or tab. Dec 08, Lyndsay rated it it was amazing. Her second book, The Mourner’s Dance: I really enjoyed the history in this book. You’ve got conceptions of public baths being normal to it becoming a dreaded sanctity. She’s a regular contributor to the Sunday Travel section of The New York Times and she writes a column on design and architecture for Toronto Life magazine.

It’s evident from many of my Japanese friends who experienced severe diarrhea simply from taking a sip of Philippine tap water, the same tap water that millions of Filipinos drink daily. Buckets of interesting anecdotes but lacking a little humour Speaking as someone who loves her long, ridiculous baths, reading this book was a fascinating glimpse into the history of bathing, and what it means to be “clean. Thomas Aquinas approves of incense at Mass because it masked the bad smell of the churchgoers!

On one side, it talks about cleanliness from a ritual and conceptual standpoint, occasionally tying it into medical theory or physical resources.

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Ashenburg knows how to capture and audience and how to inform you without boring you. Further chapters explore the return of cold water bathing in the s which coincided with the view that the pores should be open so that germs could be flushed away from the body.

See 1 question about The Dirt on Clean…. Feb 18, P. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. It’s a lot more complex than you can possibly imagine and the effects of each culture’s mentality had affected them both positively and negatively.

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There’s practically no mention of hygiene culture or history in aboriginal peoples, either in North America which is largely ignored until the Civil War era or elsewhere, and while the interlacing of religion and cleanliness among the three major monotheistic faiths is examined, mostly from a sociopolitical standpoint, there’s hardly a whisper of how bathing and hygiene played roles in other faiths’ customs. Nor did I realize that the “stews” which were closed down in Southwerk weren’t just brothels, but were bath houses, too.


Muslims and Jews were required by religious law to wash. May 30, Nicola rated it liked it Shelves: Before and after once the infrastructure of the pipes started to crumbleEuropeans were dirty, bathing maybe once a year, and the rest of the world was rather disgusted and astounded by them.

Currently in America the average person can visit a drugstore and find entire aisles devoted to a previously unimaginable number of products to clean our bodies with: This modern obsession of cleanliness has somewhat passed me by — both in regards to the home and to the body. The book is full of interesting quotes, paintings, and ads.

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Bonus points for the inclusion of Muslim and Jewish wash habits in the middle ages, which provided an excellent contrast to the Christian views. I enjoyed the sahenburg and historical anecdotes throughout the book.

Christian saints and mystics, who associated the Roman practice of bathing with hedonism, never washed at all. The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item.

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Early medieval Europe had public baths which were used regularly, but these disappeared after the Black Death. Over the centuries doctors have repeatedly advised against bathing for reasons histoira diverse as the fact that washing away the coating of oils on the body “opened the pores” to disease or that regular bathing would lead to “sinfulness” and ultimately insanity. Read for a Reading Challenge – microhistory.