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The term chapel (Latin/Italian cappella; German Kapelle) and its derivative office titles “Kapellmeister” (“chapel master”) and “chaplain” have their roots in Christian Western Europe. They underwent several significant shifts in meaning over a thousand-year terminological history, such that depending on period and context, chapel may refer either to an a…

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Wald, Melanie, “Chapel”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021922>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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