The cup of coffee had its origins in urban Islamic coffeehouses of the 15th and 16th centuries. Drawing on the accounts of early European travelers and original Arabic sources, Hattox recounts the colorful early history of the spread of coffee and its influence in the medieval Near East, including detailed descriptions of the design, atmosphere, management, and patrons of early coffeehouses.
"Coffee and its 'house' became a noticeable and long-lasting fixture in Muslim society and arguably a historical force to be reckoned with.... How it all began can be learned from this short book, which is written with great care and full, reliable documentation". -- American Historical Review
Coffee and its 'house' became a noticeable and long-lasting fixture in Muslim society and arguably a historical force to be reckoned with..How it all began can be learned form this short book, which is written with great care and full, reliable documentation.
--American Historical Review
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
Series: Near Eastern Studies, University of Washington
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st October 1985
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.36 x 14.2
Weight (kg): 0.34