Buy Historia brudu by Katherine Ashenburg (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Katherine Ashenburg is a writer, teacher, and speaker. She is Historia Brudu, to give the book its Polish title, is a best-seller in Poland, where it has just been. Historia brudu by Katherine Ashenburg · Historia brudu. by Katherine Ashenburg; Aleksandra Górska; Dom Wydawniczy Bellona. Print book: Biography. Polish.

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I recently had a conversation with a friend, a physician, about sanitary conditions at various points in history, and she particularly wondered how civilization such as it hiwtoria continued procreating when surely almost everyone smelled so bad! Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. View all 5 comments. The author discusses how what counts as “clean” has changed throughout the ages and varies by place, as well, and mentions that perceived dirtiness is often a method of denoting us-vs-them against immigrants, minority groups, etc.

Christian Europe, on the other hand, shunned washing for centuries. Ashenburg doesn’t have any new information to add and if you are interested in the subject and have already read other histories I doubt you will learn anything you didn’t already know, but she has katherone easy, friendly writing style and the book is interspersed with quotes and illustrations that make it a quick read.

Eventually soap became easier to make, less smelly, and more effective, iatherine sanitation too improved, and Europeans started bathing more often. A fun and interesting book that traces the history of the standards of personal cleanliness in the Western world, beginning with the elaborate baths of ancient Rome.

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Poets found it hard to describe a banquet or even a meal without affirming that everyone washed their hands. I happen to agree that Americans today are way too obsessed with cleanliness, but to see such an abrupt switch in writing style was really Will ship within 4 business days of receiving cleared payment – opens kxtherine a new window or tab. The early Greeks and Romans were very well washed but didn’t use soap. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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Of the duties of worship in Islam, wash five times a day, and bathing. A fascinating book packed with information. There was also the fear that water was the “unknown”.

An Unsanitized History hietoria Katherine Ashenburg. I have, after all, lived with kstherine people, one of whom would have dust bunnies the size of hamsters under the bed, and another whose tolerance for dirty bathrooms inevitably ktherine in me cleaning it. Ashenberg has written a fascinating history, outlining the changing attitudes to cleanliness and hygiene from Roman times to the modern day. How could they bear to have sex with each other?

However, I also learned some cool things such as how Kotex came to be. Report item – opens in a new window or tab. I agree with some of the points towards the end of the book, about how modern American cleanliness has perhaps gone too far – particularly with some of the products marketed since the ‘s for women. In fact, fastidiousness in cleanliness and keeping odors at bay is a very recent introduction.

Historia brudu

To you and I, the simple concept of maintaining your hygiene is something you don’t even think about. Designed for 9-toyear-olds, the book may or may not answer the age-old question of children: And so in less than a hundred years the evolution of personal hygiene, at least in the developed world, has made a degree turn.

Minimum monthly payments are required. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a public two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, a scraping of the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. We want your experience with World of Books to be enjoyable and problem free.

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Indeed, in places, Dirt is a breezy and amusing look at the history of washing. If anyone ever tells you that you shouldn’t be spontaneous. I actually like cleaning, particularly when it involves dusting my bookshelves. A subsequent chapter looks at plumbing in America during the same time frame, followed by soap and marketing in the early s, and the crazy war on germs from the s onward.

Boyd Tonkin, in The Independent 27 Marchwrote, “Awash with smart allusions from the Iliad to Ian McEwan, absorbing on Roman water-heating or Victorian soap, this finely-illustrated survey turns on hisstoria foaming jacussi for the mind.


Feb 18, P. We also spend far too long in the 20th century. Starting in Greek and Roman times, Ashenberg takes the reader on a journey through hygiene and sanitation practices and rituals and lack brkdu right up to the present day – in the Western World.

An error occurred, please try again. Historia Bruduto give the book its Polish title, is a best-seller in Poland, where it has just been published. Can you imagine though, if the cleanest person in your community took a bath only 12 times a year???? Whether you’re interested in Germ Theory vs. The book is full of interesting quotes, paintings, and ads. How did they clean their backsides and how did they ktaherine unpleasant odors away? Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Ancient Romans thought it was kztherine to spend hours in the public baths, using no soap but scraping sweat and dirt off their bodies. I enjoy non fiction books about various history topics so this book is something I was very eager to read. Ashenburg touches on Africa only lightly and in reference kahherine to the higher incidences of cleanliness among Muslims historua Christians in Spain, references India in only a few tangential sentences mainly to mention a Hindu man’s shock at the lack of prescriptions of bathing rules and rituals in ChristianityJapan on only 7 pages out of and China on only four.

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I loved this book clearlybut you know what surprises me the most? No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers.

Sep ashenbug, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: You have people shunning the idea of having a bath but being totally okay with wading thorough a public bathhouse filled with other people’s germs, dirt, blood, hair, and god knows what else.