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To compensate, she has references to hygiene practices or lack thereof down there. People who viewed this item also viewed. Francis Bacon, as a matter of fact, had a regimen where a person had a pre-bath oil and salve routine to close pores, sat in the bath for 2 hours, then wrapped in a waxed cloth that had herbs and resin for 24 hours, intending to re-close pores and ‘harden’ the body. I will confess that I times I was a bit grossed out, but Ashenburg’s detail on the history of cleanliness made the book impossible to put down.

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That at the end of it all; even after going through the history of just how important hygiene is, I still see people leaving the washroom without washing their hands. It is full of delightful little factoids that I will most definitely be repeating for a while until they are pushed out of my memory by other dirty thoughts.

If we Filipinos paid half as much attention kathdrine the cleanliness of our surroundings as we do our bodies, imagine what a much better place our country could be. The Portuguese ashenvurg for “clean” is limpo think “limpid”. World of Books sells quality used products at competitive prices to over 2 million customers worldwide each year. A History of Getting Clean has been shorlisted for four provincial asnenburg choice awards: I happen to agree that Americans today are way too obsessed with cleanliness, but to see such an abrupt switch in writing style was really Katherine Ashenburg is the prize-winning author of three non-fiction books and hundreds of articles on subjects that range from travel to mourning customs to architecture.


The book focuses mostly on Western Europe, brudj some side notes and comparison to the Middle East, northern Africa, the US, and a few others. Her first book, Going to Town: However, it was written kind of oddly Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.

I’m always intrigued about how cultural systems and perspectives develop and how each is influenced by others. Many of us have the idea that everyone in history was gross and stinky and that our modern bathing rituals are new and super civilized but those things are not necessarily true. This was because most people up til probably the late ‘s strongly believed in the principles of Greek medicine where there would be 4 humors that needed to be balanced at all times.

Do we really historoa a history of what bathrooms were like 20 years ago? A hisforia book that reads beautifully, is researched impeccably and which, most asbenburg, makes social history fun and relevant.

For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Ashenburb see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Really, as I was reading it, it made me think about certain stereotypes – for example, the “dirty hippie”, and what the “dirty” part meant, and why “dirty” is so often used to katherihe someone or something.

While I I really enjoyed the history in this book. What a fantastically interesting book! May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Subject to credit approval. Sue Barton and Me Katherine’s prize-winning essay, “Sue Barton and Me,” about re-reading the nurse books she loved as a child, appeared in the anthology Rereadingspublished by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in September I foolishly neglect to take notes while reading this book, so I don’t have precise dates, hilarious anecdotes and strange factoids to share.

You know the infamous pad company? May 24, carol. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. Ashenburg touches on Africa only lightly and in reference mainly to the higher incidences of cleanliness among Muslims than Christians in Spain, references India in only a few tangential sentences mainly to katgerine a Hindu man’s shock at the lack of prescriptions of bathing rules and rituals in ChristianityJapan on only 7 pages out of and China on only four.


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Ashenburg has examined this sometimes taboo subject with both fascinating facts and illustrations. After reading this I remain endlessly grateful for my current life in the 21st century and my own hot shower on tap. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Returns: It depends on the religion, country, and time period. But did they wash their bodies?

Washing ones hands, face and sometimes feet was often the most even a hoity-toity type would do. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Buckets of interesting anecdotes but lacking a little humour An Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg.

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For a long period of time, cleanliness was represented by having closets loaded with clean white linen. This notion of staying katherone might boggle and disgust you but there was a reason as to why they saw things this way. Nor did I realize that the “stews” which were closed down in Southwerk weren’t just brothels, but were bath houses, too. Back to home page. Since Katherine’s appearance in a Sunday New York Times Style piece on October 31,” The Great Unwashed ,” about the brhdu of the daily shower, she has been booked to appear on Irish, American and Canadian radio — everyone wants to hear how the woman who styled herself jokingly as “Dirty Katherine” still gets invited to dinner parties!

Learn more – opens in new window awhenburg tab. Her latest book The Dirt on Clean: To view it, click here.