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Concepts of cleanliness : changing attitudes in France since the Middle Ages

Author: Georges Vigarello; Jean Birrell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1988.
Series: Past and present publications.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Vigarello; Jean Birrell
ISBN: 0521342481 9780521342483 2735102343 9782735102341
OCLC Number: 17619722
Language Note: Translation of: Le Propre et le sale.
Notes: Translation of: Le propre et le sale.
Description: ix, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. From Water for Pleasure to Water as Threat: 1. The water that infiltrated --
2. The disappearance of certain practices --
3. The old pleasures of water --
Part 2. The Linen That Washed: 4. What was covered and what was seen --
5. The skin and white linen --
6. Appearances --
Part 3. From Water That Penentrated To Water That Strengthened: 7. A pleasant sensation on the skin --
8. Cold and the new vigour --
9. Nature and artifice --
10. The stench of towns and people --
11. All-over baths and local washing --
Part 4. The Water That Protected: 12. The functions of the skin --
13. Water's itineraries --
14. The pastoral of poverty --
15. The children of pasteur --
16. Installations and privacy.
Series Title: Past and present publications.
Other Titles: Propre et le sale.
Responsibility: Georges Vigarello ; translated by Jean Birrell.
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