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Modern hospitality: lessons from the past

O'Gorman, Kevin D. (2005) Modern hospitality: lessons from the past. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 12 (2). pp. 141-151. ISSN 1447-6770

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This article presents a summary of findings from a continuing investigation into the historical origins of hospitality in the ancient and classical worlds, focusing mainly on the Greek and Roman civilisations. After considering the etymology of hospitality, the article goes on to explore hospitality and mythology, hospitality and the household, public hospitality, commercial hospitality and hospitality in contemporaneous religious writings. The evaluation of the outcomes leads to the identification of five dimensions of hospitality (honourable tradition, fundamental to human existence, stratified, diversified and central to human endeavour) that have been evolving from the beginning of human history.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5843
Keywords: hospitality management, hospitality, tourism, Commerce, Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World, Management. Industrial Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
History General and Old World > The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
Depositing user: Dr Kevin O'Gorman
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2008
Last modified: 23 Jul 2015 13:00
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