Synopses & Reviews
This is a general study of the development of higher education in Europe from antiquity until the end of the Middle Ages. It shows how the slender traditions of ancient learning, kept alive in the monastic and cathedral schools, were enriched by an enormous influx of knowledge from the Islamic world and how in consequence the schools developed into universities. Special attention is paid to early intellectual history and the scientific disciplines, and to the everyday life of the students and their teachers.
The book is intended as a broad introduction to the subject for students of the history of education.
Table of Contents
1. The classical inheritance; 2. From ancient science to monastic learning; 3. The Carolingian Renaissance; 4. The schools of the middle ages; 5. From school to studium generale; 6. The battle for the universities; 7. Structure and form of government; 8. The material situation; 9. The road to degrees; 10. Curricula and intellectual trends; Indexes.