Tag Archives: History

History is more or less bunk

History is more or less bunk

Henry Ford

World War 2 in 7 Minutes

Why Bathing Was Uncommon in Medieval Europe

By: Julia

Today I found out that why bathing was uncommon in Medieval Europe.

Before the Middle Ages, public baths were very common, as was the general public regularly taking time to bathe in one way or another. Even during the 4th and 5th centuries, Christian authorities allowed people to bathe for cleanliness and health, but condemned attendance to public bath houses for pleasure and condemned women going to bath houses that had mixed facilities. However, over time, more and more restrictions appeared. Eventually, Christians were prohibited from bathing naked and, overall, the church began to not approve an “excessive” indulgence in the habit of bathing. This culminated in the Medieval church authorities proclaiming that public bathing led to immorality, promiscuous sex, and diseases.

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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history

George Bernard Shaw

Clothing of the Future – Predictions of 1939

Wonderful film showing what the fashion designers of America predict women will be wearing in the year 2000 AD. These predictions were made in 1939 so some 61 years before the Millennium. Not sure they got it right really!