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The bedroom : an intimate history

Author: Michelle Perrot; Lauren Elkin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The winner of France's prestigious Prix Femina Essai (2009), this imaginative and captivating book explores the many dimensions of the room in which we spend so much of our lives--the bedroom. Eminent cultural historian Michelle Perrot traces the evolution of the bedroom from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to today, examining its myriad forms and functions, from royal king's chamber to child's sleeping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Perrot; Lauren Elkin
ISBN: 9780300167092 0300167091
OCLC Number: 1024164179
Language Note: Translated into English from French.
Description: ix, 371 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chamber music --
The king's bedroom --
Rooms for sleeping --
A room of one's own --
The children's room --
The women's room --
Hotel rooms --
Workers' rooms --
Sickbeds and deathbeds --
No exit --
Fugitive bedrooms --
"Going outside . . .".
Other Titles: Histoire de chambres.
Responsibility: Michelle Perrot ; translated by Lauren Elkin.

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An erudite and highly enjoyable exploration of the most intriguing of personal spaces, from Greek and Roman antiquity through today  Read more...

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"[A] fascinating book" -Helen Davies, The Sunday Times"A thrilling survey of bedrooms across the centuries takes in sex and privacy, God and glamour, rest and death" - Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian"An Read more...

 
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