Oxford; Its Life And Schools by Algernon Methuen Marshall Methuen

Oxford; Its Life And Schools

byAlgernon Methuen Marshall Methuen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1889 Excerpt: ... Chapter I. HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE UNIVERSITY. 'I ""HE Universities formed one of the most characteristic--elements of mediaeval life. They held an important and peculiar position. Intimately connected with the Church, to which indeed they owed their existence, they were by no means included in the Church's organization; nay, they stood outside it, not always in an attitude of friendliness. The Universities were the main-stays of orthodoxy; they were also the chosen haunts of heresy. Free thought on the most sacred subjects--elsewhere proscribed--flourished among the citizens of these studentrepublics. The great movement of the eleventh century to which the Universities of Europe owed their origin, is identified with the name of an heresiarch--Abelard. The influence of Oxford, of Paris, and of Prague reached its highest level when their destinies were swayed by heretics--Wycliffe, and Grerson, and Huss, respectively. The case was not far different with the relations between the Universities and the Temporal power. They must be reckoned with the municipal corporations, the monastic orders, and the civic leagues as one of the great forces hostile to feudalism. Fiercely democratic in tone, in government republican, they stood in dramatic antithesis to the prevailing social and political system. If Oxford must yield in point of antiquity to Bologna, and in that of cosmopolitan influence to Paris, yet it may B claim to be more truly national than either. Of English institutions there are few which have entered so deeply into the national life as the University of Oxford. For centuries past it has mirrored that life, alike in greatness and shame, in faith and sin, with unvarying fidelity. To Englishmen, then, the history of the University must always be deeply i...

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Title:Oxford; Its Life And SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027237

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