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1. Europe

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The verb “travel” in the sense of “go from one place to another” or “make a journey,” is unique to English, deriving from the Middle English travailen, which originally meant “to toil” or “to labor,” suggesting an association with the difficulty of travel in the Middle Ages. The Romance languages express the concept with terms derived from the Latin via (road, way, travel; e.g. French voyager; Italian viaggiare). German evolved the v…

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Beyrer, Klaus, König, Hans-Joachim, Eggert, Marion, Mathias, Regine, Dharampal-Frick, Gita, Martini, Marco and Reichmuth, Stefan, “Travel”, 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 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026446>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831

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