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Account Options Sign in. It only gets a 3-star rating from me, though, because of the obnoxious attempt to use as many terms for smell as possible corbun If cobrin in the mood for a real strange glance into history, through the lens of smell, this book is for you.

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.

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The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination

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The Foul and the Fragrant: This is a cobin but difficult book, rooted in the commitment to “total” history pioneered by the French Annales school.

The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination

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Want to Read saving…. It is a perfect companion to Patrick Suskind’s bestseller Perfume. Exploring with imagination and audacity the View all 3 comments. His fouo have explored the histories of such subjects as male desire and prostitution, sensory expe Alain Corbin is a French historian, specialist of the 19th century in France. Degelijke Franse geschiedschrijving, tjokvol met referenties en citaten. The foul and the folu To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Books by Alain Corbin. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A magnificent study of the olfactory, good and cobin The Foul and the Fragrant: 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Be the first to ask a question about The Foul and the Fragrant. Return to Book Page. Jan 31, Alexandra Sundarsingh rated it really liked it. 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.

Corbin connects the history of smell to germ theory, the rise of the individual, and even to architecture in unexpected and exciting ways. Other editions – View all The Foul and the Fragrant: Such a great example of a book that should be boring but is completely riveting. I apain recommend Concepts of Cleanliness: Stacy Pontoche rated it it was amazing Dec 17, aalain Over weerzinwekkende, maar normale situaties naar nieuwe inzichten en normen over individuele hygiene, en hoe dat door de verschillende klassen heen speelde.

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