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Bathing in the Roman world

Author: Fikret K Yegül; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fikret K Yegül; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521840323 hardback 0521840325 hardback 9780521549622 paperback 0521549620 paperback
OCLC Number: 848272300
Description: XIII, 256 s. : il. ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Popularity of bathing in Roman culture; 3. Bathing rituals and activities; 4. Critics of Roman bathing - ethical and moral questions; 5. Origins and development of Roman baths and bathing; 6. Heating and water supply systems of Roman baths; 7. Architecture of Roman baths; 8. Provincial baths of North Africa; 9. Baths and bathing in Asia Minor: the gymnastic tradition; 10. Bathing and baths in the East during the Late Antique and Byzantine periods: new paradigms of social use; 11. Transformations of Roman baths and bathing in Christian and Islamic societies; 12. 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 Read more...

 
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