The 10 papers in this volume examine university and pre-university education in the 14th to 16th centuries in Germany, Italy, France, and England. Topics covered include the recruitment and support of students, studying abroad, social status, careers of graduates, university rituals, the profession of schoolmaster, and the relation of the
studia to the crown. Contributors include William J. Courtenay, Rainer Chr. Schwinges, Klaus Wriedt, Frank Rexroth, Darleen Pryds, Helmut G. Walther, Thomas Sullivan, O.S.B., Martin Kintzinger, Jo Ann Hoeppner Moran Cruz, and Jürgen Miethke.
William J. Courtenay, Ph.D. (1967), Harvard University, is C.H. Haskins Professor of Medieval History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has published numerous books and articles on medieval intellectual life and universities, including
Schools and Scholars in Fourteenth-Century England (Princeton, 1987) and
Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century (Cambridge, 1999).
Jürgen Miethke is Professor of Medieval History at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.
...a most valuable addition to our understanding of several aspects of the history of medieval universities.’ Alan b. Cobban,
Journal of Ecclesiastical History. '
This is a satisfying book…a stimulating and important contribution that is sure to stimulate further research into the social history of medieval education.’ Paul W. Knoll,
Sixteenth Century Journal, 2002. ‘
…the book represents a scholarly achievement that will do much to advance the study of the history of the medieval university and the social world it inhabited.’ Christopher Carlsmith,
History of Education Quarterly.
Introduction Part One German Students and German Studies Study Abroad: German Students at bologna, Paris, and oxford in the Fourteenth Century
William J. Courtenay On Recruitment in German Universities from the Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries
Rainer C. Schwinges University Scholars in German Cities during the Late Middle Ages: Employment, Recruitment, and Support
Klaus Wriedt Ritual and the Creation of Social Knowledge: The Opening Celebrations of Medeival German Universities
Frank Rexroth Part Two University Careers in Italy and France
Studia as Royal Offices: Mediterranean Universities of Medieval Europe
Darleen Pryds Learned Jurists and their Profit for society-Some Aspects of the Development of Legal Studies at Italian and German Universities in the Late Middle Ages
Helmut G. Walther Merit Ranking and Career Patterns: The Parisian Faculty of theology in the Late Middle Ages
Thomas Sullivan, O.S.B. Part Three PreUniversity Schooling and Schoolmasters A Profession but not a Career? Schoolmasters and the
Artes in Late Medieval Europe
Martin Kintzinger Education, Economy, and Clerical Mobility in Late EMdieval Northern England
J. Hoeppner Moran Cruz Part Four The Uses of University Learning and Writing Practical Intentions of Scholasticism: The Exmaple of Political Theory
Jurgen Miethke List of Contributrs Indices
Those interested in history of medieval and early modern universities, social historians, intellectual history, church history, pre-university education, and historians of the Renaissance and Reformation.