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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Corbin connects the history of smell to germ theory, the rise of the individual, and even to architecture in unexpected and exciting ways.
The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination
Air and the Threat of the Putrid. His books have explored the histories of such subjects as male desire and prostitution, sensory experience of smell and sound, and the burning of a young nobleman in a Dordogne village.
Return to Book Page. I didn’t read all of this in detail because it was research for an essay, but what I did read wasn’t particularly easy to follow, dates weren’t often mentioned so it was hard to trace exactly what was happening, and it was hard to follow exactly what Corbain was getting at in fou chapters.
Account Options Sign in. 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
To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Een beetje er doorheen geskipped, in de tweede helft, maar fascinerend boek over de veranderingen in geur en stank in en rond Frankrijk rond de 18e eeuw. C-Line rated it really liked it Oct 14, Slavery after Rome, — 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 Degelijke Franse geschiedschrijving, tjokvol met foyl en citaten.
If you’re in the mood for a real strange glance into history, through the lens of smell, this fragrany is for you. Deszczowypies rated it liked it Mar 25, Article PDF first page preview.
His books have explored the histories of such subjects corhin male desire and prostitution, sensory expe Alain Corbin is a French historian, specialist of the 19th century in France. Account Options Sign in.
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How people perceived it, what they thought about it, how it turned up in pop culture. A tough read, but I persevered due to the frequency of these and other similar words: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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