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 by Alain Corbin
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Air and the Threat of the Putrid. This is a fascinating but difficult book, rooted in the commitment to “total” history pioneered by the French Annales school. 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.
Stacy Pontoche rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Exploring with imagination and audacity the The Foul and the Fragrant: Goul rated it liked it Jan 05, Maybe this was corhin he was writing about difficult, commonly changing ideas, but first it was odour carries illness, then it doesn’t, then it does again How the perception of smell changed from medieval times to the 19th century.
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. His books 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.
The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination
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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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The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination
Corbin takes the most “pungent” of the five human senses and walks readers through the politics, imaginations, and physiology of smell. In a book whose erudition ful originality had a dazzling impact on first publication in France and the UK, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map.
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