Spas in Britain and in France in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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Originating from the age-old belief that water springing from the depths was endowed with healing properties, spas, which first blossomed in the West during the heyday of the Roman Empire, again gained importance and fame in the 18th and 19th centuries, as the increasing medicalisation of thermal water drew crowds to the best-sited or best-organised watering places of European economically developed countries. As, in most cases, none but the social elites could afford to spend time and money in such spots, investment ...

Spas in Britain and in France in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 2006, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781904303725

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