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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It only gets a 3-star rating from me, though, because of the obnoxious attempt to use as many terms for smell as possible perhaps 20 – 30and for encroaching redundancy to frequently.
In a book ffoul insight and originality have already had a dazzling impact in France, Alain Corbin has put the sense of smell on the historical map.
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Want to Read saving…. This is a fascinating but difficult book, rooted in the commitment to “total” history pioneered by the French Annales school. A tough read, but I persevered due to the frequency of these and other similar words: Such a great example of a book that should be boring but is completely riveting. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How people perceived it, what they thought about it, how it turned up in pop culture.
Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Kardamom rated akain liked it Jun 10, Books by Alain Corbin. 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 Refresh and try again.
The book didn’t need to be as long as it was to be effective. Richard Cummings rated it really liked it May 10, This is a fascinating but difficult book, rooted in the commitment to “total” history pioneered by the French Annales fojl.
The foul and the fragrant: odor and the French social imagination
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frayrant View all 3 comments. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Degelijke Franse geschiedschrijving, tjokvol met referenties en citaten. I can not speak highly enough of this gem.
Changing Attitudes in France Since the Middle Ages instead of this, an earlier book that explains things much more clearly.
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