Contents: Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell


List of tables, s. vi
Acknowledgements, s. vii
Introduction: The meaning and power of smell, s. 1

Part I In search of lost scents

  • The aromas of antiquity, s. 13
  • Following the scent: From the Middle Ages to modernity, s. 51

Part II Explorations in olfactory difference

  • Universes of odour, s. 95
  • The rites of smell, s. 123

Part III Odour, power and society

  • Odour and power: The politics of smell, s. 161
  • The aroma of the commodity: The commercialization of smell, s. 180

Notes, s. 206
Bibliography, s. 232
Index, s. 243

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