Historia?

No.  It’s not a typo.

One of the earliest extant books is Herodotus’ Historia.  The Greek word Historia meant simply an Inquiry.  His work studied the history of the Persian wars, including Geography, Culture and Myths.
This blog is intended to be an examination of themes relating to nudity and nudism.  Investigating the views which people have about the subject, highlighting problems and addressing issues.  It is also a celebration of nudity and as so I intend to highlight events, discuss the attractions of nudism and to speak of my own experiences.

Since I am a historian by education, my writing will also examine the changing attitude of people towards clothes through the ages.  It is an inquiry in the broadest sense.  Investigating and setting forth my views on the subject.  A historia of nudity.

6 Responses to Historia?

  1. aguywithoutboxersRoger Poladopoulos says:

    A great idea and a very different blog site. I’ll be a regular here! Take care and stay bare, my friend.

  2. Ankur says:

    i remember writing a post nudism in ancient india in my blog. maybe you can do the same for china

  3. Kit says:

    I was wondering what the correlation between shoes and nudity was. Obviously one seems to complement the other, as it is the accepted standard of nakedness. But the stereotype of a naked rambler is that they are naked from the ankles up, usually sporting a pair of hiking boots. While some deem this as suitably naked, being a lifestyle barefooter I can’t quite understand it. Can you enlighten me?

    • Colin H says:

      Naturalist and nudists all seem to have a slightly different idea about what nudity means to them. For some it is feeling close to nature, for others it is the desire for an all over tan. For many it is that they do not want to be forced to wear clothes when it seems unnecessary, simply due to social conventions. For a ‘part time’ or ‘fair weather’ nudist, they see clothes as functional, rather than always necessary. When hiking on roads for miles, shoes are practical. When strolling through fields or along the beach they are not necessary. That, at least, is my view. I like the feel of bare feet, but as I wear shoes most of the time, to work etc. I will also wear shoes when hiking on a rough mountain path or for an event like the WNBR.

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