Bathkeeper
(1,842 words)

1. Bathkeepers as providers of an early “wellness culture”

Bathing became popular in medieval Europe under the influence of cultural encounters (via Crusades and long-distance trade). Urbanization brought the establishment of public baths, at first in towns (e.g. Fulda, mid-12th …

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Sander, Sabine, “Bathkeeper”, 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 17 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017279>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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