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Introduction to The origins of hospitality and tourism

O'Gorman, Kevin D. (2010) Introduction to The origins of hospitality and tourism. In: The origins of hospitality and tourism. Goodfellow, Oxford, vii-xii. ISBN 9781906884086

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The key focus of the book is on exploring the textural evidence from and about Classical Antiquity in order to identify aspects of the origins of hospitality and tourism. In nearly all cases the prime purpose of the texts was not to do with recording the history of hospitality. The content of this book focuses on the analysis of the incidences of hospitality that were identified. Consequently this is not a history book, although references are made and detail provided to help the reader to locate the incidences within the historic framework.