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Sensing the past : seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching in history

Author: Mark M Smith
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Do we rely on different senses now than the ones we relied on in the past? How have our senses affected history? How have the senses themselves changed? What role have the senses played in the ways we discriminate? Exploring illuminating examples from antiquity to the twenty-first century, this lively, concise introduction to the essential, emerging field of sensory history presents a new way of looking at the past  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark M Smith
ISBN: 9780520254954 0520254953 9780520254961 0520254961
OCLC Number: 156863707
Description: x, 180 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Seeing --
Hearing --
Smelling --
Tasting --
Touching.
Responsibility: Mark M. Smith.
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Offers an introduction to the of sensory history. This book explores such subjects as: visual culture in Victorian Britain and South America; sound in nineteenth-century Australia and France; gender  Read more...

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"An informative and entertaining introduction to the underappreciated field of sensory history."--Science (Aaas) "Will remind readers why the history of the senses remains one of the most exciting Read more...

 
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