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Hospitality: Turkey and the Caucasus
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Three factors have played important roles in the social institution of hospitality in Turkey and the Caucasus. These factors are gender, age, and social status within the context of the Islamic culture and the non-Islamic layer of tradition ( ʿāda , common practice).

Traditional culture is conventionally represented in familial and social everyday life by four basic tenets: reverence to older people, respect for women, mutual assistance, and hospitality.

The tradition of hospitality emerged long ago and it still exists, though in a somewhat altered state. There a…

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Babich, Irina, “Hospitality: Turkey and the Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0088e>
First published online: 2009

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