The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe

The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Presents disgusting medieval European hygienic standards, culinary delicacies, medicinal practices, and public sanitation, including conditions during the Black Plague.

Rosen Pub Group
This entertaining volume reveals some of the grossest practices in hygiene, dining, fashion, and medicine of Medieval Europe. Serfs often smelled bad, and they bathed and relieved themselves in streams filled with garbage. Wealthier individuals who had bathrooms produced waste that was sent down chutes into the castle moat. Peasants and nobles commonly consumed animal parts that today we would consider less appetizing, including paws, brains, stomachs, and lungs. Poor nutrition resulted in rotting teeth and scurvy. Doctors were woefully backward in treating patients, using odd remedies such as ground-up worms, bloodletting through leeches, and spreading animal dung on wounds.

Publisher: New York, NY : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781499437669
Branch Call Number: j940.1 GIT
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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