Hattox, Ralph S. Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. Coffee and Coffeehouses has 70 ratings and 11 reviews. J.M. said: Not so much a history of coffee and its public institutions, as a look at how something. Coffee and Coffeehouses: The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East. Front Cover. Ralph S Hattox. University of Washington Press,

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Coffee and Coffeehouses

In Aden at the time of Shaykh. Coffee and Coffeehouses by Ralph S. Most, even the largest, consisted of one large main room, which served both as kitchen and salon for the pa- trons. What is worthy of note is that such questions came up at all.

Coffee and Coffeehouses / Ralph S. Hattox

Coogan, whose critical eye has, I hope, kept my prose from drifting too far toward the purple; and above all, Felicia J. Here only one thing needs to be pointed out: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

There were indeed exceptions to the general principle of stationary sale, cases where such a hot beverage was distributed. In the first, second or, less likely, third quarter of the fifteenth century, a potion made from some stimulating vegetable matter seems to have gained The Coming of Coffee to the Near East 23 popularity among the adherents cofvee certain Sufi or- ders in the Yemen.


One writer, obviously up- set with the tenor of the debate, lodges a countercharge against the opponents of coffee: Kepada enthusiast kopi yang ingin tahu sejarah kopi pada awal pengenalannya dalam peradaban manusia buku ini sangat dicadangkan untuk di baca! To say that coffee came to be considered a sacred drink is overstating the case, but the respect of certain Sufi orders for coffee and its contribution to pious purposes was clearly quite considerable.

When it did, it raised a whole host of questions. The state may choose to act upon it, of course. Preview — Coffee and Coffeehouses by Ralph S. The first, which is for our purposes the least important, is distinguished coffed the other two in that it is not designed for the on-premises consumption of coffee. Oth- ers stop short of this, but maintain that intoxicants that are not strictly khamr are to be placed in the same class with it for the purposes of the law.

Ckffee, Coffee and Coffeehouses: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Actually, what we know of the physical layout, activities, and clien- tele of the tavern is scanty — perhaps our best sources are the very accounts that deal with coffee, which describe the activities in coffeehouses in terms of those of the tavern.

Coffee and Coffeehouses by Ralph S. Hattox

The best the historian working a few centuries later can hope to do is establish a terminus coffeehohses quem for the introduction of the subject under discussion and proceed into areas for which something more certain can be said.


A lot of interesting stuff. Sign In or Create an Account. Trivia About Coffee and Coffee The French writer on coffee and merchant in the Levant, Philippe Sylvestre Dufour 87adds one other item of cautionary lore, that the Turks regard it as unhealthy to take coffee on an empty stomach, a belief that led to thriving business for the sellers of little biscuits and other foods at the entrances to coffeehouses.

Nonetheless, these explanations seem in another sense curiously inadequate and hollow. Human physiology not having changed much in four hundred years, these effects were noticed by the earliest drinkers as well. If I was doing a study on the history of coffee, it would be very helpful indeed.

If one could demonstrate, however, that what it did to the mind and body was harm- ful, it could be attacked and prohibited on those grounds. There is, however, an alternate explanation. If it had even occurred to somebody to establish such places, aside from those for itinerant outsiders in the khans, where one went to have meals, it would have seemed very odd In- deed. Whatever the case may be, we have coffeee concrete dates once the spread began.