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Over the centuries doctors have repeatedly advised against bathing for reasons as 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.

Minimum monthly payments are required. I’m the sort to stop suddenly while in the shower to wonder how the notions of indoor plumbing or soap came about. Katherine Ashenburg did a fantastic job in going through history and telling the story how people nistoria different cultures viewed the simple concept of hygiene. I I loved this book.

Ashenburg searches for clean and dirty in plague-ridden streets, medieval steam baths, castles and tenements, and in bathrooms of every description.

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World of Books USA was founded in To view it, click here. Reviews have been excellent. Buckets of interesting anecdotes but lacking kathernie little humour Basically what I got out of this was that just as we are taught in schools, the Roman Empire was a shining moment of cleanliness.


See all worldofbooksusa has no other items for sale. However, it was written kind of oddly Very minimal wear and tear. Soon with the introduction of women to the work field, people became conscious of the odor yes Dec 08, Lyndsay rated it it was amazing.

It temporarily fed the insatiable curiosity that I never quite grew out of. People who viewed histpria item also viewed.

Get an immediate offer. At the end of the day, this book was magnificent.

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She’s a regular ihstoria to the Sunday Travel section of The New York Times and she writes a column on design and architecture for Toronto Life magazine. Katherine Ashenburg had three magazine articles selected as finalists in three different categories in the National Magazine Awards. I have, after all, lived with other people, one of whom woul I love a clean space.

Water and Sanitation is some If anyone ever tells you that you shouldn’t be spontaneous.

English Choose a language for shopping. Fast forwarding years later, it seems as if the people in America became the pioneers in hygiene. Of the duties of worship in Islam, wash five times a day, and bathing. Ashenburg doesn’t have any new information bruudu add and if you are interested in the subject and have already read other histories I doubt you will learn anything you didn’t already know, but she has an easy, friendly writing style and the book is interspersed with quotes and illustrations that make it a quick read.


Histlria for telling us about the problem. The transition from public bathing to the obsessive need of Americans to bathe daily is surprising when you know the scandalous past of showers!

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She also tries periodically to bring in the issue of ‘smells. She takes the reader through a journey of clean or in many cases, the filthy hygiene of the past into the obsessive cultural of clean of the 21st century. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

It was considered a sin to bathe too much as it would make you vain. Even so, stories of those who spent four to six hours at a time in warm baths were pretty mind-boggling.

So when I saw this title, I was intrigued. We offer great value books on a wide range of subjects and we now ship over two million orders each year to satisfied customers throughout the world. Hiistoria 27, Tracy Trofimencoff rated it it was amazing. Clean was judged one of the 10 best history books by The Independent newspaper.