Victorian Turkish Baths

Malcolm Shifrin

Victorian Turkish Baths

Malcolm Shifrin

Distributed for Historic England Publishing

388 pages | 196 color plates, 254 halftones | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2015
Cloth $140.00 ISBN: 9781848022300 Published April 2016 For sale in North America only
Victorian Turkish Baths is the first book to bring to light the hidden history of a fascinating institution—the more than six hundred dry hot air baths that sprang up across Ireland, Britain, and beyond in the 19th century. Malcolm Shifrin explores the bath’s Irish-Roman antecedents, the ideology and politics behind their construction, their architecture and technologies, their advertising, and of course bathhouse sex, both real and imagined. Offering a wealth of detail, from the baths used to treat sick horses to those reserved for the first-class passengers on the Titanic, Victorian Turkish Baths will be of interest to history enthusiasts, gender studies scholars, and architecture buffs.
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