The History of the University of Oxford: Volume III: The Collegiate University

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorJames McConicabyT. H. Aston

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This volume describes a century of rapid and fundamental change. Under the Tudors the University witnessed the dramatic intrusion of successive governments into its affairs by visitations, and by the supplanting of the medieval regime of the regent masters with government by heads of houses.In the background to these violent changes the college evolved into the ordinary home of the undergraduate, displacing the medieval private hall, and Oxford acquired its familiar character as an association of endowed collegiate undergraduate societies. The intellectual counterpart of thisinstitutional change was the spread of humanism, particularly in the faculty of arts. This volume challenges the view that these changes were purely unofficial and extra-curricular, and argues that the statutory curriculum, properly understood, was an integral part of this humanistic,neo-Aristotelian, and cosmopolitan Latin culture. Contributors: James McConica, Carl I. Hammer, jr., Claire Gross, J. M. Fletcher, John Caldwell, Gillian Lewis, John Barton, S. L. Greenslade, G. D. Duncan, Jennifer Loach, Penry Williams, N. R. Ker, G. E. Aylmer, John Newman.

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This volume describes a century of rapid and fundamental change. Under the Tudors the University witnessed the dramatic intrusion of successive governments into its affairs by visitations, and by the supplanting of the medieval regime of the regent masters with government by heads of houses.In the background to these violent changes t...

James McConica is at All Souls College, Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.01 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019951013X

ISBN - 13:9780199510139

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'The writing of the new history of the University of Oxford continues with magisterial tread, with the appearance of the Tudor volume...the present volume will be quite indispensable, based as it is on a mastery of past and present research as well as on a hitherto unattainable comprhensivesearch of the archives of both the university and its colleges.' Kenneth Charlton History of Education