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THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF HUMANS
IS THE HISTORY OF LUXURY.
clothing in the Garden of Eden to meals in expensive restaurants.
the 11th and 12 centuries, a powerful element in the Western Christian
Church launched a propaganda campaign against it.
Celibate monks in small cells in palace-sized abbeys in the extreme west of Europe abhorred it.
They abhorred pleasure.
abhorred the wealth that provided it.
especially, they abhorred sexual pleasure,