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The porcelain god : a social history of the toilet

Author: Julie L Horan
Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Horan proposes that civilization began when "deposition on the ground" ended. This is an account of that progress. c. Book News Inc.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horan, Julie L.
Porcelain god.
Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, ©1996
(OCoLC)891771925
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie L Horan
ISBN: 1559723467 9781559723466
OCLC Number: 33865322
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Dawn of Civilization --
2. The Middle Ages: Sir Lancelot's Toilet --
3. Premodern Europe: Raunchy Reveille 1500-1700 --
4. The Age of Enlightenment: Common Commodes 1700-1800 --
5. The Victorian Age: Prim and Proper Piss Pots 1800-1920 --
6. The Twentieth Century: Out of the Closet 1920-Present --
7. Outrageous Hygiene Habits and Customs Around the World --
8. What's in a Name? --
9. The Roll of Toilet Paper --
10. The Mysteries of the Orient and Lands Beyond 11. Private Privy: The Government and the Toilet --
12. The Last Movement: Toilet Stories --
The Toilet Dictionary.
Responsibility: Julie L. Horan ; illustrations by Deborah Frazier.

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Horan proposes that civilization began when "deposition on the ground" ended. This is an account of that progress. c. Book News Inc.

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