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The social life of coffee : the emergence of the British coffeehouse / Brian Cowan.

By: Cowan, Brian William, 1969-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, c2005Description: xii, 364 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0300106661 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780300106664 (cloth : alk. paper); 0300171226; 9780300171228 (pbk.).Subject(s): Coffeehouses -- Great Britain -- History | Coffee -- History | Coffee industry -- Great Britain -- History | Coffee -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- HistoryDDC classification: Other classification: 76.01 Online resources: ebrary
Contents:
An acquired taste -- Coffee and early modern drug culture -- From Mocha to Java -- Penny universities? -- Exotic fantasies and commercial anxieties -- Before bureaucracy -- Policing the coffeehouse -- Civilizing society.
Review: "Brian Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century."--Jacket.
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Science & Technology Studies Collection 663.9:93 COWAN (Browse shelf) Available 2402562005

Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-354) and index.

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