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Ask the Past txt Ask the Past , text ebook Ask the Past , adobe reader Ask the Past , chapter 2 Ask the Past , Ask the Past c51f32 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 BackwardBased On The Popular Blog, Ask The Past Is Full Of The Wisdom Of The Ages As Well As The Fad Diets, Zany Pickup Lines, And Bacon Band Aids Of The Ages Drawn From Centuries Of Antique Texts By Historian And Bibliophile Elizabeth P Archibald, Ask The Past Offers A Delightful Array Of Advice Both Wise And WeirdWhether It S Eighteenth Century Bedbug Advice Sprinkle Bed 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

About the Author: Elizabeth P. Archibald

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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 as getting rid of bed bugs I wouldn t advise following THEIR advise though, the bed, and house, may go down in flames , picking up women, treating ailments, and the best way to clothe yourself fasionably without a lot of money.It s a quirky book, exactly right to pass a bit of time and to smile a bit while you re at it.

  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 best worst excerpts from antique etiquette 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 value.Aside 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 time.Also, 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 we be as a society if that was still an acceptable practice Ask the Past is the perfect gift for anyone old enough for fart and sex jokes made classier through Old English.This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  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

  4. says:

    This is yet another case of cool blog got a book deal, and it has some of the problems intrinsic to this genre Which is things which are charming when published in bits and pieces over time in a blog, doesn t necessarily make any sense as a book The blog publishes interesting bits and bobs of bad advice from historical books and manuals, and then we all have a giggle at how silly they are The blog publishes them randomly, with no theme tying one quote to another, or chronological presentation, or anything like that, which totally works for a blog However, put together randomly in book form it doesn t quite work I really think they needed to be organized And there s as far as I can tell just repeats from the blog Still it s kinda cute The quotes are funny It s a good bathroom book for people who do that or small coffee table book I received a reviewer s copy of this book on Netgalley.

  5. 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 someone is dead Note I received this book from a First Reads giveaway.

  6. says:

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

  7. says:

    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 etiquette Erasmus of Rotterdam, the great humanist scholar, was apparently a master of fart concealment as well fashion advice other random stuff, like How to Keep Your Cat or How to Escape from Prison the plot involves melting the bars from your window with lens channeled solar rays .To keep it short, the book is really delicious I m only sorry it s not longer.

  8. 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 not quite yet a couple centuries old touching upon a myriad of subjects A few examples of topics include trying to talk to women, behaving at school, telling jokes, curing hangovers Much of the advice is chuckle inducing from our modern and scientific world view, and, as the title should suggest, out of date Some advice is still usable Zippy little one liners from the author accompany each tidbit What I truly love about the book is that it shows us we have needs, interests, and insecurities in common with those who have come before us We still seek advice on how to talk to those of the opposite sex, we still share ideas on coping with hangovers, uncertainties and fears that we might do something socially inept continue spurring us to seek guidance on how to behave, and there are all manner of How To books one can refer to create just about anything From our distant vantage point, we can look back, laugh, and smile knowingly at some of the advice in this book, but we re also still looking for some of the answers.

  9. says:

    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 do.arc from NetGalley

  10. says:

    A whimsical romp through the centuries, collecting snippets of bizarre advice on matters ranging from how to predict the phase of the moon by your cats eyebrows to how you should hide your fart with a cough.I personally accepted Archibald s reason for the randomness in the book She explains that many of the texts she is quoting don t organise their information much Archibald also tells us how to manuals could often be found not to completely specialise in just one area Even this little slice of information was a delight to me.The contents could be called frivilous and people with a meagre sense of humour may find that annoying Really though, it s intriguing to gain a small insight into the minutiae of the past Attitudes towards courtship, children, and diet are seen throughout, and with the references in the appendix, can be explored further I m definitely seeking out the Ask The Past blog now.My only complaints would be the lack of much input from Archibald herself and the issue of slightly too many recipes While plenty medicine food recipes were interesting, others were long winded without much to chew on I think I might add the book to my lavatory library since I ve read it once through Raise the bar in there above the Mock The Week book and Viz s Profanisaurus.

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