This volume contains a collective biography of those students of the medieval university of Erfurt (founded in 1392), for whom a study of the iura (canon and civil law) can be demonstrated. On the base of a prosopographical apparatus of more than 700 biographies (available on CD-ROM) their social antecedents, their courses of studies, their careers and professional activities are analyzed.
The book tries to find statistically supported answers for questions, which have been discussed by German constitutional, legal and social historians for a long time; questions which can be summarized under the term “Verwissenschaftlichung” of governmental action in late medieval Germany.
The volume also presents a contribution to the history of the medieval university of Erfurt from a prosopographical perspective.
Robert Gramsch, Ph.D. (2002) in the Department of History (Jena), works as scientific assistant to the chair of Medieval history at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Institute of History). This volume is a revised version of his dissertation and is his first academic monograph.
...crammed with useful, often illuminating information that social historians, historians of universities, and especially scholars who are interested in the history of the legal profession will find invaluable.' James A. Brundage,
Tabellen und Tafeln Vorwort A. Text: 1. Zur Einfuhrung 2. Erfurt als "Juristenuniversitat" 3. Karrierevorbereitung und Karrierebegleitung: Zum Zeitplan universitarer Studien 4. Die Pfrunden der Erfurter Juristen 5. Die "Berufsbilder" der Erfurter Juristen 6. Ergebnisse und Ausblick B. Bibliographie und Anhange 1. Die Kreuzwerttabelle 2. Erlauterungen zum Aufbau des Personenkatalogs Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis Register zum Textteil
All those interested in history of medieval universities, medieval legal history, social history of academic elites, history of the Church (especially of the Papal curia and its functionaries) and history of late medieval Germany in general.