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1. Definition

Hospitality is a modern generic term for the phenomenon mostly as practiced in the private sphere. In early modern European societies a great variety of terms for the practice can be found, especially in normative sources (e.g. juristic and theological treatises and sermons); along with Latin hospitalitas (see English hospitality, French hospitalité, and German Hospitalität), hospitium, hospitatio militaris (“military hospitality,” i.e. billeting), and convivium (“ban…

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Jancke, Gabriele, “Hospitality”, 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 04 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019620>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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