Didier Boisseuil

The bath in Western societies in the late Middle Ages

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This brief article discusses Medieval bathing habits which were many and varied, contrary to what has long been believed, thanks particularly to the rising popularity of thermal springs. The development of new practices was linked to the creation of "stufae" and thermal basins, and found support, at least in Italy, from the medical profession, which encouraged their spread.

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