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Author Smith, Virginia (Virginia Sarah)
Title Clean : a history of personal hygiene and purity / Virginia Smith
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA424 S662 2007    AVAILABLE    30530000428425
 Ethnology Library  RA424 .S59 2007    AVAILABLE    30520020810207
Descript viii, 457 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-436) and index
Bio-physicality -- The cosmetic toilette -- Greek hygiene -- Roman baths -- Asceticism -- Medieval morals -- Protestant regimens -- Civil cleanliness -- Health crusaders -- The body beautiful
"Using first-hand accounts and sources, Clean unfolds the long history of personal hygiene and purity from pre-historic grooming rituals to New Age medicine, from medieval ascetics to 21st century cosmetics."--Jacket
Subject Hygiene -- History
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