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- DescriptionWant to kw how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or, simply, how to make a perfect cheesy omelette? Look 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 kw 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 ktty problems of the present -like how to kill a snake with a radish!
- Author BiographyElizabeth 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.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Archibald
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSquare Peg
- Content NoteFull colour throughout
- Weight523 g
- Width144 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine22 mm
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