Medieval Europe saw the emergence of the university. In Italy, France, and England universities developed from the late eleventh century to take on the role of educating the young for future careers. In many ways the medieval university appears quite unlike the university of today, with its numerous departments and its huge student body. Yet in tracing the emergence of universities across Europe, in Bologna, Paris, Oxford, and Cambridge, certain parallels are discernible. In tracing the emergence of the medieval university as institution, and in understanding the lives of early university professors and students, we can more fully appreciate the role of the university today.
Oliver Hadingham, Rikkyo University, Japan
Stream: Humanities - History, Historiography
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