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Markman Ellis

The Coffee House - A Cultural History

1st Edition

When the first coffeehouse opened in London in 1652, customers were bewildered by this strange new drink from Turkey—hot, bitter, and black as soot. But those who tried coffee were soon won over, and more coffee-houses were opened across London, America, and Europe. For a hundred years the coffeehouse occupied the center of urban life, creating a distinctive social culture. They played a key role in the explosion of political, financial, scientific, and literary change in the 18th century, as people gathered, discussed, and debated issues within their walls.

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Condition: Very good
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Binding: Hardcover
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Price: R 120.00

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€ 6.67 (EUR)
$ 7.5 (USD)

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