The Rise of Universities by Charles Homer HaskinsThe Rise of Universities by Charles Homer Haskins

The Rise of Universities

byCharles Homer HaskinsPreface byTheodor E. Mommsen


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The origin and nature of the earliest universities are the subjects of this famous and witty set of lectures by the man whom eminent scholars have called "without exaggeration . . . the soul of the renascence of medieval studies in the United States." Great as the differences are between the earliest universities and those of today, the fact remains, says Professor Haskins, the "the university of the twentieth century is the lineal descendant of medieval Paris and Bologna." In demonstrating this fact, he brings to life the institutions, instruction, professors, and students of the Middle Ages.
Charles Homer Haskins was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1870. He received his doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University. He taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of Wisconsin, and from 1902 until his retirement in 1931, at Harvard University, where he also served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. At the e...
Title:The Rise of UniversitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublisher:CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0801490154

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Earliest Universities
Bologna and the South
Paris and the North
The mediaeval inheritance

Part II:The Mediaeval Professor
Studies and text-books
Teaching and examinations
Academic status and freedom

Part III: The Mediaeval Student
Sources of information
Student manuals
Student letters
Student Poetry

Bibliographical Note

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"A work which has remained unsurpassed in the conciseness and vividness of its account."—Theodor E. Mommsen