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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This is a fascinating but difficult book, rooted in the commitment to “total” history pioneered by the French Annales school.
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The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination
Related articles in Google Scholar. Most users should sign in with their email address. The book didn’t need to be as long as it was to be effective. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kardamom rated it liked it Fdagrant 10, Alain Corbin is a French historian, specialist of the 19th century in France.
It is a history of smell in France. Refresh and try again. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. At once encyclopedic and impressionistic, The Foul and the Fragrant is a masterful corbni of odors and the perception of odors from to the ‘Pasteurian revolution’ of the late nineteenth century. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination
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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. Exploring with imagination and audacity the changing role of smell in the anxieties and antagonisms of the modern world, Corbin reminds us that social history, too long sanitized and too often abstract, must make room for the senses.
I can not speak highly enough of this gem. Dave rated it really liked it Apr 12, Feb 23, Rebecca rated it it was ok Shelves: Sebastien rated it really liked it Aug 04, 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.
It only gets a 3-star rating from me, thf, because of the obnoxious attempt to use as many terms for smell as possible perhaps 20 – 30and for encroaching redundancy to frequently. Sep 21, Renee rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 07, Charles rated it it was amazing. 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. Jan 28, Curtis Newbold rated it liked it.
His books have explored the histories of such subjects as male desire and prostitution, sensory experience of smell and sound, fragrxnt the burning of a young nobleman in a Dordogne village.
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