Edition: 2019
Pages: 238
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788842084129

Islam at the Table. From the Middle Ages to Today

Lilia Zaouali


California UP (U.S.A.) - Officina Libraria (France) - Adama (Israele)



“Not recommended for those with anti-Islamic prejudices: after a book like this, they’d be hard pushed not to relent. An enchanting read.” Franco Cardini “A vortex of colours, spices, aromas and flavours. A mix of Arab, Persian and Byzantine traditions. Lilia Zaouali helps sample a civilization in order to understand it: from the Caliphs of Baghdad to today.” Alberto Sinigaglia, Specchio Not just any mere cooking book, but rather a precious text for the scholar and reader who wants to know more about one of the most important aspects of a great civilisation.” John Irving, Tuttolibri

The author

Lilia Zaouali

Lilia Zaouali was born in Tunisia and lives between France and Italy. After completing her doctorate at the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Sorbonne, she taught Anthropology of the Muslim world at the Paris-VII University and at the Sarah Lawrence American Academy. She also held a series of seminars on Islamic institutions at the University of Piedmont Orientale, Alexandria and the University of Macerata. She has published numerous articles in university historical and political science reviews both in Tunisia and Italy. Her interest in the history of the Arab-Islamic world and of its relations with other Mediterranean civilisations includes the culture of food. She writes about ceremonial cooking and travel.

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