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Bathing in the Roman world

Author: Fikret K Yegül
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fikret K Yegül
ISBN: 9780521549622 0521549620 9780521840323 0521840325
OCLC Number: 498874765
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Popularity of bathing in Roman 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 post-Classical 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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