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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

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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 is the first of four volumes that will comprise A History of the University in Europe, covering the development of the university in Europe (East and West) from its origins to the present day. No other up-to-date, comprehensive history of this type exists: its originality lies in focusing on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective, and in its interdisciplinary, collaborative and transnational character. Volume I, covering the Middle Ages, places the medieval European universities in their social and political context. After explaining the number and types of universities from their origins in the twelfth century to around 1500, it examines the inner workings as an institution and paints a general picture of medieval student life.

    • 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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    "This volume, the first of four parts of a general history of the European university, belongs in every college, university, and seminary presents a comprehensive social, cultural, and to some extent intellectual history of the development of instutionalized higher learning in Europe from the time of the founding of the University of Bologna in the late twelfth century to the rise of Humanism around 1500." Susan Rosa, Sixteenth Century Journal

    " important work of comparative history." Italian Quarterly

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    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521541138
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.825kg
    • 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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