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Inhaltsangabe: For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a public two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, a scraping of the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the seventeenth-century aristocratic Frenchman, it meant changing his shirt once a day, using perfume to obliterate both his own aroma and everyone else’s, but never immersing himself in – horrors! – water. By the early 1900s, an extraordinary idea took hold in North America – that frequent bathing, perhaps even a daily bath, was advisable. Not since the Roman Empire had people been so clean, and standards became even more extreme as the millennium approached. 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 apparently routine task of taking up soap and water (or not) is Katherine Ashenburg’s starting point for a unique exploration of Western culture, which yields surprising insights into our notions of privacy, health, individuality, religion and sexuality.
Ashenburg searches for clean and dirty in plague-ridden streets, medieval steam baths, castles and tenements, and in bathrooms of every description. She reveals the bizarre rescriptions of history’s doctors as well as the hygienic peccadilloes of kings, mistresses, monks and ordinary citizens, and guides us through the twists and turns to our own understanding of clean, which is no more rational than the rest. Filled with amusing anecdotes and quotations from the great bathers of history, The Dirt on Clean takes us on a journey that is by turns intriguing, humorous, startling and not always for the squeamish. Ashenburg’s tour of history’s baths and bathrooms reveals much about our changing and most intimate selves – what we desire, what we ignore, what we fear, and a significant part of who we are.
About the Author: Katherine Ashenburg has worked as an academic, a CBC Radio producer and the Arts and Books editor of the Globe and Mail. She has written about travel for the New York Times and architecture for Toronto Life magazine. Her books include Going to Town: Architectural Walking Tours of Southern Ontario Towns and The Mourner’s Dance: What We Do When People Die. She lives in Toronto.
Titel: The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History
Verlag: Knopf Canada
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Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. 1ST. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72705925
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2767338853
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0676976638I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0676976638I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0676976638I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87234639
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2007. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2781249193
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf, CANADA, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. first edition/first printing book is tight with no markings, minor soiling to page edges, minor rubbing to dj Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013405
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2007. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. A FINE copy of the FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In FINE jacket. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by KATHERINE ASHENBURG on the title page. Scarce signed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 008622
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0676976638