Food and Foodways of Medieval Cairenes: Aspects of Life in an Islamic Metropolis of the Eastern Mediterranean

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BRILL, Aug 25, 2011 - History - 626 pages
This is a pioneering study which analyzes the food cultures of medieval Cairenes on the basis of a large corpus of historical texts in Arabic. Individual chapters discuss what, why, and how the inhabitants of medieval Cairo ate what they did, and in which ways food shaped their everyday lives. Given the complex nature of food and foodways as areas of research, the book covers such diverse subjects as the genesis of the culinary culture of Egypt s capital and various practices related to food and eating. This monograph also considers several relevant social, political and economic circumstances in medieval Cairo, studying food culture in its broader context.
 

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Contents

Introductory Essay Medieval Cairo and Its Inhabitants
1
Survey of the Sources for the Study of the Medieval Cairene Food Culture
23
Part One On Food
65
Part Two On Eating
349
Part Three On Beverages
455

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Paulina B. Lewicka, Ph.D. (2000) in Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Warsaw, teaches at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. She has published extensively on history and social history of the medieval Near East, particularly of the Mamluk era.

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