Alain Corbin. Macmillan, – France – pages The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination. User Review – Not Available – Book. Title, The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination / Alain Corbin. Author, Corbin, Alain. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution . In a book whose erudition and originality had a dazzling impact on first publication in France and the UK, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the .
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The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination
Corbih connects the history of smell to germ theory, the rise of the individual, and even to architecture in unexpected and exciting ways.
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Account Options Sign in. Voul Cummings rated it really liked it May 10, A history of ideas about smell, cleanliness, health and illness in France, starting in the early modern period up to the turn of the 20th century Dec 14, M. Corbin takes the most “pungent” of the five human senses and walks readers through the politics, imaginations, and physiology of smell.
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The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination by Alain Corbin
Sign In or Create an Account. Exploring with imagination and audacity the changing role of smell in the anxieties and antagonisms of the modern world, Corbin reminds us that social history, too long sanitized and too often abstract, must make room for the senses.
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Stacy Pontoche rated it it was amazing Dec 17, The foul and the fragrant: Sep 21, Renee rated it liked it Shelves: Changing Attitudes in France Since the Middle Ages instead of this, an earlier book that explains things much more clearly. He conjures up the dominion that the combined forces of smells–from the seductress’s civet to the ubiquitous excremental odors of city cesspools–exercised over the lives and deaths of the French in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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In a book whose insight and originality have already had a dazzling impact in France, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map. Een beetje er doorheen geskipped, in de tweede helft, maar fascinerend goul over de veranderingen in geur en stank in en rond Frankrijk rond de 18e eeuw.
If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. James Smith Gragrant alain corbin. Published January 1st by Harvard University Press first published Slavery after Rome, — If you’re in the mood for a real strange glance into history, through the lens of smell, this book is for you. I can not speak highly enough of this gem.
At once encyclopedic and impressionistic, The Foul and the Fragrant is a masterful exposition of odors and the perception of odors from to the ‘Pasteurian revolution’ of the late nineteenth century.