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Health, Hedonism and Hypochondria: The Hidden History of Spas

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Health, Hedonism and Hypochondria: The Hidden History of Spas - Bradley, Ian
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From Romans to royalty and hypochondriacs to holiday-makers, natural water spas have been a common feature in society since the first century. Even today, we periodically abandon the cities to 'take the waters'. In their heyday, Europe's spas were the main meeting places for aristocracy, politicians and cultural elites. They were the centres of political and diplomatic intrigue, and were fertile sources of artistic, literary and musical inspiration. The spas epitomised style and were renowned for their cosmopolitan ...

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Health, Hedonism and Hypochondria: The Hidden History of Spas 2020, Tauris Parke

ISBN-13: 9780755626465

Hardcover