Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East / Edition 1

Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East / Edition 1

by Ralph S. Hattox
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0295962313

ISBN-13: 9780295962313

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Drawing on the accounts of early European travelers, original Arabic sources on jurisprudence and etiquette, and treatises on coffee from the period, the author recounts the colorful early history of the spread of coffee and the influence of coffeehouses in the medieval Near East. Detailed descriptions of the design, atmosphere, management, and patrons of early

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Drawing on the accounts of early European travelers, original Arabic sources on jurisprudence and etiquette, and treatises on coffee from the period, the author recounts the colorful early history of the spread of coffee and the influence of coffeehouses in the medieval Near East. Detailed descriptions of the design, atmosphere, management, and patrons of early coffeehouses make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of coffee and the unique institution of the coffeehouse in urban Muslim society

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295962313
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Near Eastern Studies, University of Washington
Edition description:
UNIVERSITY
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IllustrationsPrefaceThe Great Coffee ControversyThe Coming of Coffee to the Near EastCoffee, Coffeehouses, and the OppositionWine, Coffee, and the Holy LawLethargy, Leprosy, and Melancholia: Coffee and Medieval MedicineTaverns without Wine: The Rise of the CoffeehouseSociety and the Social Life of the CoffeehouseThe Coffeehouse: Social Norms, Social SymbolsAppendix: Note on SourcesGlossaryNotesBibliographyIndex

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