Coffee house

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Interior of a London Coffee-house, 17th century.JPG

Welcome to Wikiversity’s Coffee House portal. Coffee House is the root of contemporary cafes all over the world, and have rich history concerning about the modern social systems, such as postal service, board of stock trade, newspapering, insurance business, and so on. Additionally, Coffee House played the important role in generating the publicity while Britain monarchy flourished. You can learn and add information about historical Coffee House, and deepen the understanding Coffee House’s historical role in forming the civil society.

What is Coffee House?[edit | edit source]

When was the first Coffee House established in London?[edit | edit source]

Who were the users of Coffee House?[edit | edit source]

Appearance and features of Coffee House[edit | edit source]

Contributions to the time[edit | edit source]

Political contribution[edit | edit source]

In the late 17th century, when there was after effect of English Civil War, one of the roles of Coffee House was a place for discussion about politics.
Various kinds of people (but men only) gathered at Coffee House and argued about politics, criticized powers of king. In short, discussions at Coffee House improved

Development of Journalism[edit | edit source]

 It has often been pointed out that Britain journalism, such as newspapers and magazines, have something to do with Coffee House. Unlike today's world where we can easily get the information 
that we want through internet and other media, people in the 17th, 18th century could get news or other information at only few places. Coffee House played the very important role as information center.

About the first newspaper[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Cowan, Brian. The Social Life of Coffee. London: Yale University press, 2005.
Markman, Ellis. The Coffee House: A Cultural History. Britain: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
小林章夫.『コーヒー・ハウス』(講談社, 2000年)
臼井隆一郎.『コーヒーが廻り世界史が廻る』(中央公論社, 1992年)