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Naturism
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1. Concept and origins

The term “naturism” was adopted in English from the French naturisme as originally denoting “a view which attributes everything to nature as a sage, prescient and sanative entity” (OED, attested 1848: Robley Dunglison, Medical Lexicon: A New Dictionary of Medical Science, 7th edition, 1848). Early in the 20th century, it acquired specific connotations o…

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Eder, Ernst Gerhard, “Naturism”, 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 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024506>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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