Collegium
(2,155 words)

1. College, Collège

See College; University

2. Collegium musicum

Since antiquity the Latin term collegium – an association created by a law (Lat. lex) – has had an extremely broad semantic range. In its original sense it denotes a group of officials (e.g. a collegium of public officials), but it can also denote a council, a fraternity, a cooperative (Corporation), a professional association, a guild, a corps, and finally its place of assemb…

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Wollny, Peter and Hardtwig, Wolfgang, “Collegium”, 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 22 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018106>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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