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By Mark Bradley

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ISBN-13: 9781844656417

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From plants and perfumes to city sanitation and private hygiene, smell—a experience that's at the same time chic and animalistic—has performed a pivotal position in western tradition and inspiration. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers misplaced no chance to attach the smells that bombarded their senses to the social, political and cultural prestige of the participants and environments that they encountered: godly incense and burning sacrifices, seductive scents, fragrant cuisines, stinking our bodies, smelly farmyards and festering back-streets.



The cultural research of odor has mostly involved in toxins, transgression and propriety, however the olfactory feel got here into play in quite a lot of domain names and actions: historic drugs and philosophy, faith, botany and average historical past, erotic literature, city making plans, eating, satire and comedy—where odours, aromas, scents and stenches have been wealthy and flexible elements of the traditional sensorium. the 1st finished advent to the position of odor within the historical past, literature and society of classical antiquity, Smell and the traditional Senses explores and probes the ways in which the olfactory experience can give a contribution to our perceptions of historic lifestyles, behaviour, identification and morality.

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