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Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

by Virginia Smith
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ISBN-13: 9780199532087
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 894,131
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Virginia Smith is a freelance historian who specializes in the history of personal hygiene. She was previously a Fellow of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and is currently an honorary fellow of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her current research interests include the history of cosmetics, spas, and nudity.

Table of Contents

1. Bio-Physicality
2. The Cosmetic Toilette
3. Greek Hygiene
4. Roman Baths
5. Asceticism
6. Medieval Morals
7. Protestant Regimens
8. Civil Cleanliness
9. Health Crusaders
10. The Body Beautiful
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