Ouvrages documentaires canadiens, Essais et documents généraux, Santé et médecine, Art de vivre
Audio avec voix humaine
The apparently routine task of taking up soap and water (or not) is the starting point for an exploration of Western culture, which yields insights into our notions of privacy, health, individuality, religion and sexuality. Charts the history of human… hygiene, describing those who either didn't wash at all (medieval Europeans) or who did with almost ritualistic fervour (ancient Romans and Greeks). 2008, c2007.