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A History of the University in Europe : Volume 1, Universities in the Middle Ages - Hilde de Ridder-Symoens

A History of the University in Europe

Volume 1, Universities in the Middle Ages

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2008
ISBN: 9780521361057
Number Of Pages: 536

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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 floweringof 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.

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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 library...it 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 "...an important work of comparative history." Italian Quarterly

Themes and Patterns
Relations with authority
Management and resources
Admission Rainer
Student education, student life Rainer
Careers of graduates
Mobility Hilde de
The faculty of arts
The Quadrivium
The faculty of medicine
The faculties of law
The faculty of theology
Epilogue: the rise of humanism
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ISBN: 9780521361057
ISBN-10: 0521361052
Series: History of the University in Europe (Cambridge University)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 31st March 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.95