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The Clean Body: A Modern History

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How often did our ancestors bathe? How often did they wash their clothes and change them? What did they understand cleanliness to be? Why have our hygienic habits changed so dramatically over time? In short, how have we come to be so clean? The Clean Body explores one of the most fundamental and pervasive cultural changes in Western history since the seventeenth century: ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Kathleen Garber
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m not interested in reading about history in the sense of wars or who was in charge of what country. However I am interested in the history of people (sociology) and how we acted or what we believed in the past. That’s more what this book is about and it was very interesting.

As I said, very interesting but also very detailed and full of information. The book was sometimes a little hard to follow or dry in certain places. However not enough to not make it a 5 star book. The rating shouldn’t be
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I’m not interested in reading about history in the sense of wars or who was in charge of what country. However I am interested in the history of people (sociology) and how we acted or what we believed in the past. That’s more what this book is about and it was very interesting.

As I said, very interesting but also very detailed and full of information. The book was sometimes a little hard to follow or dry in certain places. However not enough to not make it a 5 star book. The rating shouldn’t be
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