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10 thoughts on “Ask the Past

  1. says:

    This is a short but delightful and sometimes funny book based on a blog called Ask The Past In it the author shares some unusual some touching and some rather odd advice from the days gone by on subjects as diverse

  2. says:

    Historian Elizabeth P Archibald does a wonderful job in “Ask the Past” of showing that history can be fun and entertaining Her collection of some of the bestworst excerpts from antiue etiuette and advice books and pamphlets along with accompanying illustrations had me laughing so hard that I could not breat

  3. says:

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads The bits of advice from the past are comically enough on their own but the commentary for each adds to the entertainment

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    This short collection of random tips tricks from the Middle Ages Late Renascence was simply delicious I read it breathlessly and laughing out loud in 1 2 very busy days over the course of a few taxi rides It contains advice on anything you can imagine love life and 'sweet talking your lady' including a pretty charged advi

  5. says:

    This is yet another case of cool blog got a book deal and it has some of the problems intrinsic to this genre Whi

  6. says:

    This was a light enjoyable read I highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in lives of people hundreds of years ago And of course who can resist advice on how to teach your cat tricks or tell if someon

  7. says:

    I won this book and it is hilarious It will be passed on to many friends

  8. says:

    Coffee table book It's pretty funny but I don't feel like finishing it when I could read books with a plot

  9. says:

    When I won an advanced copy of Ask the Past in a drawing I was thrilled thrilled not because it was one of the few times when I had actually won something but thrilled because I have enjoyed the author's blog and facebook page that preceded this gem of a book Ask the Past is a book loaded with advice some pearls nearly ancient other pearls n

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    I found it simply amazing the advice and beliefs that were used centuries past What seems absurd to us now was common back then Makes me glad to be alive now verses then Though to be fair i'm sure 100 years from now they'll look back and wonder at the crazy things we doarc from NetGalley

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Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ð Elizabeth P. Archibald

And bacon Band Aids of the Ask the PDF ages Drawn from centuries of antiue texts by historian and bibliophile Elizabeth P Archibald Ask the Past offers a delightful array of advice both wise and weird Whether it's eighteenth century bedbug advice sprinkle bed. This short collection of random tips tricks from the Middle Ages Late Renascence was simply delicious I read it breathlessly and laughing out loud in 1 2 very busy days over the course of a few taxi rides It contains advice on anything you can imagine love life and sweet talking your lady including a pretty charged advice on How to Turn Down The Advances of Your Lord s Wife cooking recipes and house keeping including a surprisingly still accurate recipe for tagliatelle a castle shaped pie recipe and a recipe for that medieval pie which had live birds flying out of it when opened D home remedies as gross and hilarious as you can imagine social etiuette Erasmus of Rotterdam the great humanist scholar was apparently a master of fart concealment as well fashion advice other random

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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 omelet Look no further Rather look backward Based on the popular blog Ask the Past is full of the wisdom of the ages as well as the fad diets zany pickup lines. Historian Elizabeth P Archibald does a wonderful job in Ask the Past of showing that history can be fun and entertaining Her collection of some of the bestworst excerpts from antiue etiuette and advice books and pamphlets along with accompanying illustrations had me laughing so hard that I could not breathe Her snarky translations at the end of each excerpt doubled the entertainment valueAside from being entertaining her introduction breaks down her research methods in a way that will help novice historians learn how to take tiny bits of information and use it to get an overall picture of the society of the timeAlso I would like to note that I am forever grateful to the person who established that it is not appropriate to attack someone who is defecating Where would

Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ð Elizabeth P. Archibald

With gunpowder and let smolder budget fashion tips of the Middle Ages save on the clothes splurge on the purse or a sixteenth century primer on seduction hint do no pass gas Ask the Past is a wildly entertaining guide to life from the people who lived it first.. I won this book and it is hilarious It will be passed on to many friends