The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet

The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet

Julie L. Horan

Language: English

Pages: 216

ISBN: 1559723467

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Elvis died on one and Charles V, ruler of Germany and Spain, was born on one. Although we use them every day, most of us know very little about toilets. This unique toilet history contends that civilization began, not with the written word, but with the toilet. Through advertisements, diaries, museum catalogs and anecdotes, this book explores the history of the toilet and the customs and manners surrounding it. Illustrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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