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The source term “neighborhood” (Latin vicinitas; from OE neahgebur/nehebur, “neighbor”; cf. OHG nagiburo, MHG nahgebure, nakebur, German Nachbar, Nachbarschaft, “neighbor,” “neighborhood”) in the early modern period strictly meant those living in the vicinity of a peasant farmstead, or in a broader sense the variously informal or formal organizational forms (sometimes furnished with legal powers) of a sociality or a town or village social space encompassing several houses or streets or an entire district. In …

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Voltmer, Rita, “Neighborhood”, 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 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024477>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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