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The social life of coffee : the emergence of the British coffeehouse

Author: Brian William Cowan
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the  Read more...
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Cowan, Brian William, 1969-
Social life of coffee.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005043555
(OCoLC)58422750
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian William Cowan
ISBN: 9780300133509 0300133502 0300106661 9780300106664
OCLC Number: 129781791
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 364 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Coffee: from curiosity to commodity. An acquired taste ; Coffee and early modern drug culture ; From Mocha to Java --
Inventing the coffeehouse. Penny universities? ; Exotic fantasies and commercial anxieties --
Civilizing the coffeehouses. Before bureaucracy ; Policing the coffeehouse ; Civilizing society.
Responsibility: Brian Cowan.

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