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Clean : a history of personal hygiene and purity

Author: Virginia Smith
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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A pioneering history of personal hygiene and body-care, from the earliest times to the present. From pre-historic grooming rituals to New Age medicine, Virginia Smith looks at how different cultures have interpreted and striven for personal cleanliness and shows how, throughout history, this striving for purity has brought great social benefits as well as great tragedies. - ;Why do we still have nits? What exactly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Virginia (Virginia Sarah).
Clean.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007298113
(OCoLC)80331771
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Smith
ISBN: 9780191538193 0191538191 0199297797 9780199297795 1281155209 9781281155207 9786611155209 6611155201
OCLC Number: 169946364
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 457 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Bio-physicality --
THe cosmetic toilette --
Greek hygiene --
Roman baths --
Asceticism --
Medieval morals --
Protestant regimens --
Civil cleanliness --
Health crusaders --
THe body beautiful.
Other Titles: History of personal hygiene and purity
Responsibility: Virginia Smith.
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The history of personal hygiene and purity reveals how closely we are linked to our past. This book covers the global history of human body-care from the Neolithic. From pre-historic grooming rituals  Read more...

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