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Residence halls
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1. Definition

Seminary (German Konvikt, from Latin convictus, “communal life,” literally “table fellowship”; French séminaire; Seminar) was the name given to residential accommodations for out-of-town students at various levels. They provided room and board and not rarely ancillary instruction. As a seminarium minus (minor seminary), a seminary or residence hall could be associated with a gymnasium (Gymnasium [school]) o…

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Giese, Simone and Asche, Matthias, “Residence halls”, 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 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022602>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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