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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Ashenburg searches for clean and dirty in plague-ridden streets, medieval steam baths, castles and tenements, and in bathrooms of every description. And so in less than a hundred years the evolution of personal hygiene, at least in the developed world, has made a degree turn. I learned so much about the social history of cleanliness and I hope to use much of what I’ve learned in the history class that I teach.

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If we Filipinos paid half as much attention to the cleanliness of our surroundings as we do our bodies, imagine what a much better place our country could be.

I can’t help but think they had nothing better to do once out. I just saw this book randomly on my Goodread’s rec list and thought, “Why not?. You were taught when you were young and then you just added it to your routine. Designed for 9-toyear-olds, the book may or may not answer the age-old question of children: To ask other readers questions about The Dirt on Cleanplease sign up.

Like using Fifty Shades of Grey to talk about sexual rituals in 21st century America; although they are connected, there’s a difference between cultural practices and cultural entertainment. Dec 14, Jane Night rated it really liked it. Other ages had different ideas. Elizabeth I and Samuel Pepys lived in an age when bathing too much was thought bad for the health; those bewigged courtiers probably reeked, but “when all stink, no-one smells”.


An error occurred, please try again. On the other side, she also enjoys sharing the Trivia l Pursuit or Entertainment Tonight type of stories where we get the scandalous and shocking details of what they did Way Back When, such as when Jean-Jacques Rousseau griped that a house was so full of “maids and teasing lackeys [that] I do not find a single wall or wretched little corner” to pee in.

The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

Do we really need a kathreine of what bathrooms were like 20 years ago? It’s thought provoking as well – makes you wonder the hows and What a fantastically interesting book! Water and Sanitation is something I will never take advantage of.

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We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used products are out there – we just had to let you know! Over the centuries doctors have repeatedly advised against bathing for reasons as diverse as the fact that washing away the coating of oils on the body “opened the pores” to disease or that regular bathing would lead to “sinfulness” and ultimately insanity.

Feb 06, noelle rated it liked it Shelves: My favorite lines from the book are Ashenburg’s arguments that “Clean is a moving target” Cleanliness is relative. The panel is available on TVO’s website. I found myself laughing out loud, squirming and screwing up my nose and at times agog with the facts and anecdotes she relays.

The focus of this book is primarily Europe, and given the diverse practices even on that one continent, I think it would be hard to broaden the scope much further in katherime volume.

May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. An utterly fun book to read, this history of cleanliness starts in Rome, and brings us up to today. Learn more – opens in new window or tab Seller information worldofbooksusa Even so, historiw of those who spent four to six hours at a time in warm baths were pretty mind-boggling.


I I loved this book.

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I can remember what they were like then! It was simply because 1. To you and I, the simple concept of maintaining your hygiene is something you don’t even think about. Indeed, in asgenburg, Dirt is a breezy and amusing look at the history of washing. The average shipping times for our orders are katherind follows: It temporarily fed the insatiable curiosity that I never quite grew out of. I’m talking big issues such as views on “What made a man? Ashenburg provides an anthropologica 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 was continued procreating when surely almost everyone smelled so bad!

Have one to sell? I think today’s unbelievable focus on “clean” is soooo fascinating, and it was just such a tiny part of this book. They covered the dirt on their bodies with makeup, powdered wigs, and flamboyant dresses. It brings up an interesting chicken-egg what-came-first musing for me: I have a confession to make.

She holds a mirror up to history and to our own day, when an overemphasis on squeaky-cleanness may be contributing to allergies and ill health the “hygiene hypothesis”.

It was the way of displaying wealth and cleanliness. Buckets of interesting anecdotes but lacking a little humour

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