A Brief History of Underpants


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From Pharaonic papyrus smalls to the Boxer rebellion, author Timothy James Brown demonstrates how our most intimate of garments have been pivotal in the shaping of the modern world. Fire, the bow, the stirrup, gunpowder and steam-power, all have been credited with altering the course of history, but what of mankind's eternal quest for comfortable, practical undergarments that are not too fussy and can be worn with confidence in humid weather? Marvel at: Clay pants in the cradle of civilization; Self-mummifying papyrus ...

A Brief History of Underpants 2008, Quercus Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781847245847