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Upotreba vode u ličnoj higijeni čoveka srednjovekovne Srbije
The Usage of Water in Personal Hygiene in Medieval Serbia

Author(s): Siniša Mišić
Subject(s): Social history, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century
Published by: Naučno društvo za istoriju zdravstvene kulture
Keywords: water; hygiene; health resorts; Serbia; bathing; Middle Ages; washing

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to show the history of personal hygiene in medieval Serbia. The everyday use of water in personal hygiene (washing of one’s face, hands and feet, bathing, laundry) is documented in medical writings, archaeological findings and visual art. There is a suppression of public baths during the Middle Ages, but the emergence of private baths is evident, along with arrangement of spas (public baths) at thermal sources.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 32
  • Page Range: 33-37
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Serbian