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1. True and false greeting

Greeting is the ritualized form of introducing various types of interaction (Communication), from an encyclical addressed to a nation or the church through (semi-)private correspondence to the salutation of a letter or an exchange of pleasantries in the street, but also in the form of an insult (Iniuria) or challenge, designed to provoke a violent response (Violence; see 3. below). Whether formulaic or highly personalized, greetings are multifacted and…

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Naphy, William and Omitogun-Meyer, Patricia, “Greetings”, 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 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020497>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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