A Percolation of Culture: The Ottoman Coffee House in European Society
Student, California State University, Northridge
Ms. Feay’s focus is on the historical role of coffee houses as “vessels of cultural exchange” between Middle Eastern and European societies. Specifically, she explains how coffee houses spread Middle Eastern culture to European society. She discusses reasons why coffee houses overcame cultural barriers, what aspects of culture were exported from the Middle East to Europe through coffee houses, and the social function of the coffee house.
Recorded: May 1, 2014