Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany Robert Liberles

ISBN: 9781611682458

Published: April 10th 2012

Hardcover

190 pages


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Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany  by  Robert Liberles

Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany by Robert Liberles
April 10th 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 190 pages | ISBN: 9781611682458 | 7.13 Mb

Tracing the introduction of coffee into Europe, Robert Liberles challenges long-held assumptions about early modern Jewish history and shows how the Jews harnessed an innovation that enriched their personal, religious, social, and economic lives.

Focusing on Jewish society in Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and using coffee as a key to understanding social change, Liberles analyzes German rabbinic rulings on coffee, Jewish consumption patterns, the commercial importance of coffee for various social strata, differences based on gender, and the efforts of German authorities to restrict Jewish trade in coffee, as well as the integration of Jews into society.



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