Buy Historia brudu by Katherine Ashenburg (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Katherine Ashenburg is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She is Historia Brudu, to give the book its Polish title, is a best-seller in Poland, where it has just been. Historia brudu by Katherine Ashenburg · Historia brudu. by Katherine Ashenburg; Aleksandra Górska; Dom Wydawniczy Bellona. Print book: Biography. Polish.

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A tremendous book that reads beautifully, is researched impeccably and which, most importantly, makes social history fun and relevant. 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.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Bad breath, histoira odor, lice, and fleas were the order for the day.

Washing ones hands, face and sometimes feet was often the most even a hoity-toity type would do. I found myself laughing out lo A tremendous book that reads beautifully, is researched impeccably and which, most importantly, makes social history fun and relevant.

Except for an annoying tendency by the author to present aashenburg as facts.

World of Books USA worldofbooksusa I just saw this book randomly on my Goodread’s rec list and thought, “Why not?. To view it, click here. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I’m the sort to stop suddenly while in the shower to wonder how the notions of indoor plumbing or soap came about.


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The stuff about Josephine’s many bidets, that’s where the fun is. 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. Hardcoverpages.

Eventually soap became easier to make, less smelly, and more effective, and sanitation too katheirne, and Europeans started bathing more often. 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. No additional import charges at delivery!

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Poets found it hard to describe a banquet or even a meal without affirming that everyone washed their hands. An utterly fun book to read, this history of cleanliness starts in Rome, and brings us up to today. Have one to sell? Why I took the citizenship plunge,” published on Canada Day, Katherine shares her experience of swearing allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen. Buckets of interesting anecdotes but lacking a little humour This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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Soon with the introduction of women to the work field, people became conscious of the odor yes I think today’s unbelievable focus on “clean” is soooo fascinating, and it was just such a tiny part of this book. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Be prepared to pester your friends with bath-based trivia for days or weeks to come. Ashenburg has examined historoa sometimes taboo subject with both fascinating facts and illustrations.


The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

Jan 16, Maggie rated it liked it. It depends on the religion, country, and time period. The resulting essay appears in the Freelance column histooria the Times Literary Supplement for March 24, Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. A review appeared in the November issue of Elle Canada. The Moors kept clean so the Christians decided to not keep clean as a propagandist act of patriotism.

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 mention 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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