Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

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Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or, simply, how to make a perfect cheesy omelette? Look no further than Ask the Past. From medieval headache remedies to Renaissance pick-up lines, Ask the Past brings you advice that will make you laugh out loud and shake your head in amazement. Here are the answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask - 'How do I impress my boss?' or 'How do I put out a fire' - and some that you didn't know you needed to. Brimming with insight and con brio zest, and illustrated with charming images from rare books, Ask the Past offers a surprising vision of the past, together with a hilarious menu of solutions to the knotty problems of the present -like how to kill a snake with a radish!

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About the Author:

Elizabeth Archibald holds a Ph.D. in History from Yale University, with research focusing on the history of education from Antiquity to the Renaissance and the History of the Book. She has published on topics including the history of Latin instruction and the history of women's book ownership. She teaches in the Humanities Department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Ask the Past was born when Elizabeth began posting morsels of advice from medieval manuscripts and rare books to a blog. Today the blog continues to charm a global audience of book lovers and history enthusiasts.

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"From medieval headache remedies to Renaissance pick-up lines, we are promised old-school advice to make us laugh out loud and shake our heads in amazement" Bookseller "A wonderful compendium of received wisdom from our forebears, this endlessly fascinating book provides the answer to conundrums that still vex us today. From sleeplessness to weight loss, table manners to taming wayward eyebrows, 900 years of sage, thoughtful and downright bizarre advice is interspersed with witty commentary by the author. A must for anyone with an eye to the curious world of the past." Tracy Borman "The perfect book for anyone who wants really preposterous advice" -- Harry Ritchie Daily Mail "The perfect book for anyone who wants really preposterous advice" -- Harry Ritchie Daily Mail "This compendium has all the qualities of a well-curated cabinet of curiosities" -- Juanita Coulson, 4 stars Lady

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Descrizione libro Square Peg. 1 Cloth(s), 2015. hard. Condizione libro: New. Want to know how to garden with lobsters, circa 1777? Or how to make oneself invisible (c. 1560), impress girls (c. 1538), or belch politely (c. 1640)? Chock-full of advice that has stood the test of time—and some that hasn't—this tongue-in-cheek compilation offers hilarious and true answers to life's questions, drawn from antique sourcebooks and illustrated with charming period images. Historian and bibliophile Elizabeth Archibald unearths recommendations both wise and weird (with her own pithy commentary), ranging from medieval headache cures to Renaissance pick-up lines, from how to kill a snake with a radish to making the perfect cheesy omelette."A wonderful compendium of received wisdom from our forebears, this endlessly fascinating book provides the answer to conundrums that still vex us today. From sleeplessness to weight loss, table manners to taming wayward eyebrows, 900 years of sage, thoughtful and downright bizarre advice is interspersed with witty commentary by the author. A must for anyone with an eye to the curious world of the past."—Tracy Borman 236. Codice libro della libreria 64303

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or, simply, how to make a perfect cheesy omelette? Look no further than Ask the Past. From medieval headache remedies to Renaissance pick-up lines, Ask the Past brings you advice that will make you laugh out loud and shake your head in amazement. Here are the answers to the questions you ve always wanted to ask - How do I impress my boss? or How do I put out a fire - and some that you didn t know you needed to. Brimming with insight and con brio zest, and illustrated with charming images from rare books, Ask the Past offers a surprising vision of the past, together with a hilarious menu of solutions to the knotty problems of the present -like how to kill a snake with a radish!. Codice libro della libreria BTY9780224101240

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Descrizione libro Square Peg, 2015. Condizione libro: New. Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or, simply, how to make a perfect cheesy omelette? This book offers a vision of the past, together with a menu of solutions to the knotty problems of the present - like how to kill a snake with a radish. Num Pages: 240 pages, Full colour throughout. BIC Classification: GBC; WQN; WZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 148 x 225 x 25. Weight in Grams: 518. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780224101240

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