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Author Purnell, Carolyn, author
Title The sensational past : how the Enlightenment changed the way we use our senses / Carolyn Purnell
Imprint New York, NY ; London : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  BF233 .P87 2017    DUE 01-03-22    30520020832425
 人文社會聯圖  BF233 .P87 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020549176
Edition First Edition
Descript 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-278) and index
The self-made man: creating genius in the Enlightenment -- Drinking your way to a new you: self-medication, sensibility, and sociability at the cafø -- Living in a world of sound: the pitch-black markets of Paris -- Becoming useful citizens: the talents of blind (and blindfolded) children -- Blowing smoke up the ass: aromatic medicine and useful science -- What is a sense?: sex, self-preservation, pleasure, and pain -- Harmonious nature: the cat piano, the ocular harpsichord, and scales of scent and taste -- Calling it macaroni: the politics of popular pigments -- The gourmand's gaze: visual eating in the postrevolutionary period -- Digesting nature: exotic animal dining clubs in nineteenth-century England -- Seeing is not believing
Subject Senses and sensation -- History -- 18th century
Enlightenment -- Influence
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