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Clean : a history of personal hygiene and purity

Author: Virginia Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using first-hand accounts and sources, Clean unfolds the long history of personal hygiene and purity from pre-historic grooming rituals to New Age medicine, from medieval ascetics to 21st century cosmetics."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Virginia (Virginia Sarah)
Clean.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)891547433
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Smith
ISBN: 9780199297795 0199297797 0199532087 9780199532087
OCLC Number: 80331771
Description: viii, 457 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Bio-physicality --
The cosmetic toilette --
Greek hygiene --
Roman baths --
Asceticism --
Medieval morals --
Protestant regimens --
Civil cleanliness --
Health crusaders --
The body beautiful.
Responsibility: Virginia Smith.
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A pioneering history of personal hygiene and body-care, from the earliest times to the present day.  Read more...

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This is a fascinating account of cleanliness, from BC to MRSA. BBC History Magazine. This is a fascinating cornucopia of cleanliness. P. D. Smith. The Guardian. Smith's book, filled with offbeat Read more...

 
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