Jill BurkeI’m a lecturer in Italian renaissance art history at the University of Edinburgh, and this blog is a way to get some ideas and thoughts into the public domain before committing them to print, to link to some of the activities I’m involved in, and I’m also planning to post bits and pieces of material that I come across sometimes that I can’t find a place for in articles or books, but which might be useful to other people. You are welcome to use any info – though do reference me please… You’re also very welcome to comment on my posts. There’s more information about me, and links to some of my published work at http://edinburgh.academia.edu/JillBurke

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  1. Fara Otterbeck says:

    I was wondering if you had more information on your statement, “There’s a particularly memorable recipe in the 1532 book, for example, that recommends women wash the area where hair is to be removed in a mixture of cat dung and vinegar.” I research medieval uses for bodily fluids and various manures. Cat poo isn’t used very often so it is always a fun one to find references on.

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