Journals Higher Education

£22.99

Paperback

Published: 24 July 2008

470 Pages | 23 black and white halftones

198x129mm

ISBN: 9780199532087


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Clean

A History of Personal Hygiene and Purity

Virginia Smith

  • The first general history of human hygiene for over a century
  • Covers the global history of human body-care, from the Neolithic to the present
  • Reveals how our obsession with cleanliness betrays our close links to our pre-human past
  • Shows the importance of cleanliness and purity in social history - from ascetics to cosmetics
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