Vol1 of 2; Personal Grooming. This and the next issue of the Compleat Anachronist aim to describe and document hygienic practices in the period between 475AD and 1601, with some sidelights into the Roman and Elizabethan periods. In particular, it aims to present and summarize both primary and secondary source documentation for such practices as washing, hair combing, bathing, and other forms of groom, as well as personal and social use of scented products. The majority of the evidence we have centers in the period between 1300 and 1600, but some health manuals and similar texts, such as the Trotula and the works of Hildegard of Bingen, do give us information for earlier periods.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Daily Hygiene; Eating cleanly, or, manners regarding cleanliness; Personal Hygiene Equipment; Washing of hands, specifically at meal-times; Teeth and mouth care; Hair care; Conclusion; References; End Notes.
Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm