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Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times

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Why is our sense of smell so under-appreciated? We tend to think of smell as a vestigial remnant of our pre-human past, doomed to gradual extinction, and we go to great lengths to eliminate smells from our environment, suppressing body odour, bad breath and other smells. Living in a relatively odour-free environment has numbed us to the importance that smells have always had in human history and culture. In this major new book Robert Muchembled restores smell to its rightful place as one of our most important senses ...

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Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times
2020, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781509536788

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Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times
2020, Polity Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781509536771

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