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The Delectable War between Mutton and the Refreshments of the Market-Place. Rereading the Curious Tale of the Mamluk Era
(Katedra Arabistyki i Islamistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2007)
At some point in XV century, or in the decadent period of the Circassian Mamluk era, certain Aḥmad Ibn Yaḥyā Ibn Ḥasan al-Ḥaǧǧār, apparently a resident of Cairo, composed a curious narrative titled Kitāb al-ḥarb al-maʿšūq ...
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 ...
When a shared meal is formalized. Observations on Arabic “table manners” manuals of the Middle Ages
(Katedra Arabistyki i Islamistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, 2003)
Generally, Arabic medieval texts related to the etiquette of eating are of two categories: one includes those written by authors of theological background, and the other includes secular texts, composed by men motivated ...