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One Thousand Mustaches. A Cultural History of the Mo

Book features the story of the legendary mustache and its influence on our culture, past and present. It also includes details and illustrations on popular mustache styles and how to grow and maintain them. Mustaches are unisex

The word moustache is French, and is derived from the Italian moustacio 14th century, dialectal mostaccio 16th century, from Medieval Latin moustaccium 7th century, Medieval Greek μοστάκιον moustakion, attested in the ninth century, from a diminutive of Hellenistic Greek μύσταξ mustak, meaning upper lip or facial hair probably derived from Hellenistic Greek μύλλον mullon – lip.

The oldest portrait showing a shaved man with a moustache dates from 300 BC and features an ancient Iranian Scythian horseman. Various cultures have developed different associations with moustaches. In some countries moustaches are associated with power, beards with traditionalism, and lack of facial hair with more liberal, secular tendencies

One Thousand Mustaches. A Cultural History of the Mo By Allan Peterkin 2012

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