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Aroma The Cultural History of Smell

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ISBN-10: 041511473X

ISBN-13: 9780415114738

Edition: 1994

Authors: Constance Classen, David Howes, Anthony Synnott

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Roses, musk, incense and myrrh--smells have always been associated with magic, healing and sexual power. Yet what is experienced as fragrant varies dramatically from one culture to the other and from one epoch to the next. Aroma uncovers the secret history of smells: from the perfumed banquets of ancient Greece to "the best blueberry flavor ever made", from the sweet "odor of sanctity" to the latest in designer fragrances. A journey of discovery that takes place in the perfume potions of the Pacific as well as Andean aromatherapies, Aroma maps the "smellscapes" of different cultures and explores the roles that odors have played throughout history. Along the way, the authors open our…    
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/13/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: The Meaning and Power of Smell
In Search of Lost Scents
The Aromas of Antiquity
Following the Scent: From the Middle Ages to Modernity
Explorations in Olfactory Difference
Universes of Odour
The Rites of Smell
Odour, Power and Society
Odour and Power: The Politics of Smell
The Aroma of the Commodity: The Commercialization of Smell