The Origins of Hospitality and Tourism

  • Kevin D. O'Gorman
  • Published By: Goodfellow Publishers Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1906884935
  • ISBN-13: 9781906884932
  • DDC: 395.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 242 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This book is an exciting new text about the true origins of the hospitality and tourism industry, identifying how an understanding of the past can inform modern approaches to hospitality and tourism management. It includes a detailed and factual account of the origins of the underlying principles and practices of hospitality and tourism; provides a unique insight into the evolution of hospitality and the roles of 'guest' and 'host' as we recognize them today; focusses on the social, economic and geographical influences from Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance; serves as an introductory text for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, as well as providing a sound foundation for postgraduate studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Background to the Book.
About the Author.
Historical Perspectives.
1: The Phenomenon of Hospitality.
2: Hospitality is as Old as Recorded Human History.
3: Focusing on Classical Antiquity.
4: The Hospitality Lexicon.
5: Links between Oral Tradition and Texts.
Philosophical Perspectives on Hospitality.
6: Individual Moral Philosophy: Host.
7: Hospitality and the Nation States.
8: Hospitality and Language.
9: Potential for Discontentment and Bias.
10: Summary Philosophical Issues Identified.
Judaeo-Christian Origins.
11: The Old Testament.
12: The New Testament.
13: Biblical Studies.
14: Patristic Theology.
15: The Teleological Fallacy.
16: Summary of Issues Identified in the Judaeo-Christian Literature.
Classical Greece.
17: Domestic Hospitality: The Nomad and the Homestead.
18: Civic Hospitality: Communities and the Emergent City.
19: Commercial Hospitality: The Geneses of an Industry.
20: Summary of Hospitality in Classical Greece.
Classical Rome.
21: Founding of Rome.
22: Domestic Hospitality: Consolidation of Power.
23: Civic Hospitality: Growth of an Empire.
24: Commercial Hospitality: Diversified Industry.
25: Summary of Hospitality in Classical Rome.
Through The Middle Ages towards the Renaissance.
26: Towards the End of Classical Antiquity.
27: Identifying the Five Dimensions of Hospitality.
28: The Middle Ages.
Charitable Hospitality.
29: The Abrahamic Model of Hospitality.
30: Hospitality to Those in Necessitudine.
31: The Evolving but Unchanged Essence of Charitable Hospitality.
Monastic Hospitality.
32: The Origins of Western Monasticism.
33: The Rule of Benedict and Rise of Western Monastic Hospitality.
34: Basis for Religious Hospitality.
35: The Legacy of Mediaeval Monasticism.
36: Summary of the Principles of Hospitality.
Along the Silk Routes.
37: Caravanserais.
38: Iranian Hospitality.
39: Mongolian Hospitality.
40: Customs and Practices of Hospitality.
41: The Future of Mongolian Hospitality.
The Dynamic Model of Hospitality.
42: Hospitality: A Social Lens.
43: Dynamic Model of Hospitality.
44: Further Development of the Dynamic Model of Hospitality.
45: The Key Outcomes.
46: The Ultimate Conclusion.
47: Appendices A: Glossary of Names and Terms.
48: Appendices B: Frequently Used Latin and Greek Terms.
49: Appendices C: Methodological Issues.
50: Appendices D: Augmented Bibliography.