KATHERINE ASHENBURG HISTORIA BRUDU PDF

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg. The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence.

For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil.

For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once a day and perhaps going s The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence.

For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once a day and perhaps going so far as to dip your hands in some water. Did Napoleon know something we didn’t when he wrote to Josephine, “I will return in five days. And why is the German term Warmduscher –a man who washes in warm or hot water–invariably a slight against his masculinity? Katherine Ashenburg takes on such fascinating questions as these in The Dirt on Cleanher charming tour of attitudes toward hygiene through time.

An engrossing fusion of erudition and anecdote, The Dirt on Clean considers the bizarre prescriptions of history’s doctors, the hygienic peccadilloes of great authors, and the historic twists and turns that have brought us to a place Ashenburg considers hedonistic yet oversanitized. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Dirt on Cleanplease sign up. The world learned of the shower from the Muslims.

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Of the duties of worship in Islam, wash five times a day, and bathing. Hidden facts, and fake history of European. See 1 question about The Dirt on Clean…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I wanted to love it – I normally love histories of quirky and interesting every day things in life like food, manners, clothing, etc.

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This book is very well researched and has tons of info, but it’s It just wasn’t shocking as I was hoping or full of fun facts.

It’s informative but meh It reminded me of a very long research paper, written clearly and concisely but bo I wanted to love it – I normally love histories of quirky and interesting every day things in life like food, manners, clothing, etc.

It reminded me of a very long research paper, written asenburg and concisely but boring. This book wasn’t bad, per se. There was nothing glaringly awful about the writing or anything, it just wasn’t put together in a very interesting way.

I felt like the author was just listing facts about baths and there was no over-arching narrative. It’s just the research, organized and presented. Which historiq nothing to sniff at. Information is of value. It’s just not very compelling. Unsatisfying There were a lot more to talk about history of toothpaste and other cleaning products, of germ theory, for examplebut the author spent so much time discussing anecdotes from katherlne and other deviations which were boring and repetitive.

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The last chapter ashenbueg seemed rushed and uninspired. Mar 24, Meleece rated it it was ok. Fascinating topic but so poorly executed. I’m sorry to be cruel but I wish a more talented or just a more hard-working author had picked this subject.

The scholarship and research were so lacking, so lazy. I could happily read about the history of doorknobs if the writing is high-quality. This writing, sadly, was mediocre at best. I like to read these ‘histories of xzy specific topics’.

This one was OK good overall review of European and American relation to cleanliness but felt it lacked a little make it one that i would recommend.

I never realized how competitive the soap market is, although it makes sense. After reading this book I counted 6 different shampoos under my bathroom sink, that I’ve tried and discarded as “doesn’t work for katherien.

Lots of info about public bathhouses through the ages.

Evidently people have been disgustingly dirty since time began. If the majority of homes built before never had bathrooms and for katherin year period people didn’t bath at all, I’m glad I love now and not in that past. Light read, semi-interesting, lots of fun and gross excerpts to read aloud. Very interesting NPR article.

This is on my list as soon as the library gets it in. I just didn’t necessarily need to know that much detail on this subject. Made me thankful for my indoor plumbing! I couldn’t get through this. It was so boring I was distracted by asenburg things. I got to the end of the Jesus chapter I believe so I think I gave it a pretty good shot.

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Learned some interesting hixtoria, but it’s not a real page-turner by any means.

This book is full of interesting facts but I found it boring to read. There are little anecdotes throughout the book and great stories about different people but the overall flow was uneven.

Too Repetitive First half drags and last half begins to seem as though there is much repeating of what was recently read.

The author writes very well, though. A history of cleaniness. We didn’t always want to be clean! The book is interesting, and has lots of interesting facts, but it is a little long for its subject. Rachel M rated kathernie it was ok May 12, Steph Caskenette rated it it was ok Nov 08, Ula rated it it was ok Dec 16, Kari Janine rated it it was ok Sep 14, Erin rated it it was ok Apr 27, Morgan rated it it was ok Aug 26, Tori Dickerson rated it it was ok Jul 13, Rossco The rated it it was ok May 10, Alejandro rated it it was ok Apr 08, Kendra rated it it was ok Aug 07, Shannon rated it it was ok Nov 22, Jennifer rated it it was ok Feb 15, Aaron rated it it was ok Aug 10, kagherine There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Katherine Ashenburg is the prize-winning author of three non-fiction books and hundreds of articles on subjects that range from travel to mourning customs to architecture. She describes herself as a lapsed Dickensian and as someone who has had a different career every decade.

Her work life began with a Ph. Her first book, Going to Town: Her second book, The Mourner’s Dance: Her latest book The Dirt hhistoria Clean: An Unsanitized Historyis a spirited chronicle of the West’s ambivalent relationship with the washed and unwashed body.

The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

She’s a regular contributor to the Sunday Travel section of The New York Times and she writes a column on design and architecture for Toronto Life magazine. Books ashenbyrg Katherine Ashenburg. Trivia About The Dirt on Clean No trivia or quizzes yet.

Quotes ashhenburg The Dirt on Clean Poets found it hard to describe a banquet or even a meal without affirming that everyone washed their hands. Watch out for the water! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.