[LMB] Economics - bathhouses and laundries

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu May 21 04:12:56 BST 2015


> On May 20, 2015, at 9:03 PM, Paula Lieberman <paal at filker.org> wrote:
> 
> The end of communal bathhouses in the west was due to as the Roman Empire contracted, and the bathhouses got worse and worse reputations as being essentially brothels and the Church ranted against them, shut them down, and regards baths as immoral...

I’ve read what *really* killed them up (along with the idea of cleanliness being good), was the plague.


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