What was the role of cafes in 20th century Lebanese society?
September 9, 2017
Researching about the dynamic Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon brought to the forefront a lot of curiosity about the cafes that were found in its history. This presentation explores the notion of the cafe in the Arab world and Beirut in specific while shedding light on their role and significance.
Sources & Future References
- Cafe Culture in Beirut: http://al-hakawati.net/Content/uploads/Culture/1503_caf%C3%A9-culture.pdf
- The Origin of Coffee: Kaldi and the Dancing Goats: http://www.coffeecrossroads.com/coffee-history/origin-of-coffee-kaldi-and-dancing-goats
- Beirut’s Historic Hamra Street No Longer Cultural Epicenter
- Grounds for Change: https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/grounds-for-change-1.320588
- Hamra Street in Beirut Hasn’t Been The Same Since The Civil War Struck http://gulfnews.com/news/mena/lebanon/hamra-street-in-beirut-hasn-t-been-the-same-since-the-civil-war-struck-lebanon-1.1160975
- The Story of Coffee
- http://arabicwithoutwalls.ucdavis.edu/aww/chapter9/didyouknow.htmlKiva Han Story
- Coffee Culture and History in the Middle East
- Coffee and the Ottoman Social Sphere
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