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Bathing in the Roman world

Author: Fikret K Yegül
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"In Bathing in the Roman World, Fikret Yegul examines the social and cultural aspects of one of the key Roman institutions. Guiding the reader through the customs, rituals, and activities associated with public bathing, Yegul traces the origins and development of baths and bathing customs and analyzes the sophisticated technology and architecture of bath complexes, which were among the most imposing of all Roman  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fikret K Yegül
ISBN: 9780521840323 0521840325 9780521549622 0521549620
OCLC Number: 318534279
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Popularity of Roman bathing culture --
Bathing rituals and activities --
Critics of Roman bathing : ethical and moral concerns --
Origins and development of Roman baths and bathing --
Heating and water supply systems of Roman baths --
Architecture of Roman baths --
Provincial baths of North Africa --
Baths and bathing in Asia Minor : the gymnastic tradition --
Bathing and baths in the East during the late Antique and Byzantine periods : new paradigms of social use --
Transformations of Roman baths and bathing in Christian and Islamic societies --
Baths, bathing, and cleanliness in postclassical European societies.
Responsibility: Fikret Yegül.
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'This is an affectionate and scholarly account of the ancient romans' passion for bathing which builds on the author's more extensive study, Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity.' History Today

 
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