ISBN-10:
0295962313
ISBN-13:
9780295962313
Pub. Date:
10/01/1985
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
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. HattoxRalph S. Hattox
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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295962313
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 10/01/1985
Series: Publications on the Near East
Edition description: UNIVERSITY
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,117,618
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
The Great Coffee Controversy
The Coming of Coffee to the Near East
Coffee, Coffeehouses, and the Opposition
Wine, Coffee, and the Holy Law
Lethargy, Leprosy, and Melancholia: Coffee and Medieval Medicine
Taverns without Wine: The Rise of the Coffeehouse
Society and the Social Life of the Coffeehouse
The Coffeehouse: Social Norms, Social Symbols
Appendix: Note on Sources
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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