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A History of the University in Europe

A History of the University in Europe

Volume 1. Universities in the Middle Ages


Part of A History of the University in Europe

Walter Rüegg, Jacques Verger, Paolo Nardi, Aleksander Gieysztor, Rainer Christoph Schwinges, Peter Moraw, Hilde de Ridder-Symoens, Gordon Leff, John North, Nancy Siraisi, Antonio García Y. García, Monika Asztalos
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  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521541138

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  • This, the first in the series, is also the first volume on the medieval University as a whole to be published in over a century. It provides a synthesis of the intellectual, social, political and religious life of the early University, and gives serious attention to the development of classroom studies and how they changed with the coming of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Following the first stirrings of the University in the thirteenth century, the evolution of the University is traced from the original Corporation of masters and Scholars through the early development of the colleges. The second half of the book focuses on the century from the 1440s to 1540s, which saw the flowering of the University under Tudor patronage. In the decades preceding the Reformation many colleges were founded, the teaching structures reorganised and the curriculum made more humanistic. The place of Cambridge at the forefront of northern European universities was eventually assured when Henry VIII founded Trinity College in 1546, in the face of changes and difficulties experienced during the course of the Reformation.

    • The first volume of a major overview of the role of European universities in society
    • The first volume published for over a century on the medieval University as a whole
    • Inter-disciplinary, collaborative and trans-national
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    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521541138
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Walter Rüegg
    Part I. Themes and Patterns:
    1. Themes Walter Rüegg
    2. Patterns Jacques Verger
    Part II. Structures:
    3. Relations with authority Paolo Nardi
    4. Management and resources Aleksander Gieysztor
    5. Teachers Jacques Verger
    Part III. Students:
    6. Admission Rainer Christoph Schwinges
    7. Student education, student life Rainer Christoph Schwinges
    8. Careers of graduates Peter Moraw
    9. Mobility Hilde de Ridder-Symoens
    Part IV. Learning:
    10. The faculty of arts Gordon Leff
    2. The Quadrivium John North
    11. The faculty of medicine Nancy Siraisi
    12. The faculties of law Antonio García Y. García
    13. The faculty of theology Monika Asztalos
    Epilogue: the rise of humanism Walter Rüegg.

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    Hilde de Ridder-Symoens


    Walter Rüegg, Jacques Verger, Paolo Nardi, Aleksander Gieysztor, Rainer Christoph Schwinges, Peter Moraw, Hilde de Ridder-Symoens, Gordon Leff, John North, Nancy Siraisi, Antonio García Y. García, Monika Asztalos

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