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Baths and bathing in classical antiquity

Author: Fikret K Yegül
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Architectural History Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text reviews and analyzes the structure, function and design of baths, seeking to integrate their architecture with the wider social and cultural custom of bathing, and examining in particular the changes this custom underwent in Late Antiquity and in Byzantine and Islamic cultures.
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Yegül, Fikret K., 1941-
Baths and bathing in classical antiquity.
New York, N.Y. : Architectural History Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)762742189
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fikret K Yegül
ISBN: 0262240351 9780262240352 0262740184 9780262740180
OCLC Number: 24143987
Description: ix, 501 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. The Greek Gymnasium and the Greek Bath --
2. Bathing and Baths in the Roman World --
3. The Origins and Early Development of Roman Baths --
4. Thermo-Mineral Baths --
5. The Thermae of Rome --
6. Baths of North Africa --
7. Baths and Gymnasia in Asia Minor --
8. Baths and Bathing in the Late Antique and Early Byzantine World --
App. A: Ancient Medicine and Bathing --
App. B: Heating and Water Supply of Roman Baths --
App. C: Architectural Elements and Motifs of North African Baths --
App. D: Architectural Elements and Motifs of Baths in Asia Minor.
Responsibility: Fikret Yegül.

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This text reviews and analyzes the structure, function and design of baths, seeking to integrate their architecture with the wider social and cultural custom of bathing, and examining in particular the changes this custom underwent in Late Antiquity and in Byzantine and Islamic cultures.

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