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Past scents : historical perspectives on smell / Jonathan Reinarz.

Author/Creator:
Reinarz, Jonathan, author.
Publication:
Urbana, [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (297 p.)
Series:
Studies in sensory history.
Studies in Sensory History
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Subjects:
Odors -- History.
Odors -- Social aspects.
Smell -- History.
Perfumes -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In this comprehensive and engaging volume, medical historian Jonathan Reinarz offers a historiography of smell from ancient to modern times. Synthesizing existing scholarship in the field, he shows how people have relied on their olfactory sense to understand and engage with both their immediate environments and wider corporal and spiritual worlds.
Contents:
Introduction: picking up the scent: ways of smelling
Heavenly scents: smell and religion
Fragrant lucre: the perfume trade
Odorous others: race and smells
Seduction and subversion: gender and smell
Uncommon scents: class and smell
Mapping the smellscape: smell and the city
Conclusion: beyond the foul and fragrant.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
Description based on print verison record.
ISBN:
0-252-09602-9
OCLC:
884725799