Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

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  • Title: Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity
  • Author: Virginia Smith
  • ISBN: 9780199297795
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover

Clean: A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

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  1. What a weird book Smith makes downright odd assertions For instance Elizabeth Tudor was known to be fussy about her health she hated being ill 189 Yeah, well, so do a lot of people Or Louis XIV refused to bath but was kept perfectly clean by his attendants, who continually rubbed him down with scented linen cloths, changed sweaty shirts at night, and changed his complete costume two or three times a day at least 194 But being rubbed with a scented linen cloth won t get dirty dishes or dirty hair [...]


  2. This fat little book was full of interesting tidbits, and as a bonus, I m pretty sure my library copy has actaully been dropped IN THE BATHTUB at some point I had been eagerly anticipating reading this, and although I certainly learned some new things, most of it was rather slow goingMore academic than I had imagined Then, just when I had gotten used to the pace and exhaustive amount of detail, it practically fast forwarded through the 20th century and I felt like the ending was quite abrupt.


  3. Interesting in parts, but the book requires a fair understanding of philosophy and its histories to follow it properly I was also interested in 20th century hygiene history and that was only a small part of the book perhaps I just wasn t the right audience.


  4. I should note that I speed read this for work, so I didn t get to really immerse myself in it as much as I like to with pleasure reading But still, this one provides an interesting historical look at the interwoven notions of physical and spiritual hygiene I may have to come back to it and give it a proper read.


  5. I found this book to be a much needed scholarly journey into the history of hygienic practices amongst various ancient and modern cultures of Western Civilization At the same time, I felt the Eastern representation was decidedly lacking and could have been present in this book Still, I m completely inspired to make my own Balm of Gilead, now.


  6. I was only able to skim through this book but what I did read was very interesting and fascinating When I get some extra time, I ll definitely re order it again.



  7. A bit boring account, and the occurrence of Roman historian Herodotus makes me doubt its academic soundness to be fair, that was the only obvious blunder I have spotted.