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Twelve Thousand Cooks and a Muḥtasib. Some Remarks od Food Business in Medieval Cairo
(Katedra Arabistyki i Islamistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2002)
The general aim of this article is to shed some light on the functioning of the industry that was to satisfy the medieval Cairenes’ alimentative needs. As most of the Western travelers who visited Cairo between XIII and ...
Alcohol and its Consumption in Medieval Cairo. The Story of a Habit
(Katedra Arabistyki i Islamistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2004)
Contrary to what the Islamic prohibition of intoxicants might imply, the alcoholic beverages in medieval Cairo were not universally scorned. The attitude towards drinking depended on the time in history and the social ...