Mediation

Authored by: Sara Horowitz

Handbook of Peace and Conflict Studies

Print publication date:  February  2007
Online publication date:  March  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415396653
eBook ISBN: 9780203089163
Adobe ISBN: 9781134154814

10.4324/9780203089163.ch4

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Abstract

The word mediate comes from mediato, which in turn comes from the Latin noun medius (means) and verb mediare (separate into halves). Yale (1992) compares it with immediate (direct, without intermediaries), and with the Indo-European word medhyo, from which the Germanic compound word midja-gardaz derives – gardaz (middle garden or garden in the middle) is the name of Earth, the zone between Heaven and Hell.

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