This is a comprehensive history of the German university system in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It examines the evolution of the universities from their moribund state in 1700 to their rise to the pinnacle of world prestige and scientific leadership in 1914. In contrast to traditional university histories published in Germany, Professor McClelland's book surveys the entire university system. It explores the influence of political, social and economic forces that helped to shape the growth, reform and scholarly excellence of the late nineteenth-century 'research university'. It thus uncovers the motivating forces behind the change of the system of higher education to meet the needs of the expanding German society. The book will be of interest to historians of education and particularly to the many historians of modern Germany.
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- Date Published: December 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521102063
- length: 392 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
- weight: 0.57kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The eighteenth century:
2. The first eighteenth-century reform
3. The second eighteenth-century reform movement
Part II. The Humboldt era:
4. Revolutionary upheavals and the rise of Berlin
Part III. The German universities and the revolution Wissenschaft, 1819–1866:
5. The professoriate and the research ethic, 1819–1866
6. Students, finances, and politics, 1819–1866
Part IV. Universities in the German Empire:
7. The expansion of the universities
8. The universities, state, and society, 1866-1914
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