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Published: 13 August 2019

262 Pages


ISBN: 9780198844136

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Smell in Eighteenth-Century England

A Social Sense

William Tullett

The Past and Present Book Series

  • Makes the case for new ways of thinking about the history of the senses, experience, and the body
  • Provides a wealth of new material on, and interpretations of, eighteenth-century life
  • Demonstrates the evolution of new ideas of 'privacy in public' and personal space in the crucible of eighteenth-century sociability
  • Draws on a wide range of sources: ranging from diaries, letters, and sanitary records to satirical prints, material culture, and periodicals
  • Reflects on the theoretical underpinnings of sensory history and establishes the importance of habituation, sensitization, and attention to understanding past practices of sensing