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Author Lewicka, Paulina B
Title Food and foodways of medieval Cairenes : aspects of life in an Islamic metropolis of the eastern Mediterranean / by Paulina B. Lewicka
Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2011
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  GT2853.E3 L671 2011    AVAILABLE    30530001178607
Descript xxi, 626 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Series Islamic history and civilization : studies and texts, 0929-2403 ; v.88
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 88
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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. -- Back cover
Subject Food habits -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History
Food habits -- Religious aspects -- Islam -- History
Diet -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History
Dinners and dining -- Religious aspects -- Islam -- History
Table etiquette -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History
Cairo (Egypt) -- Civilization
Egypt -- History -- 640-1250
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