Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

This series provides a forum for high-quality monographic and broader studies dealing with the structure, content and influence of educational institutions from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. It was established in response to the increased interest and revisionary perspectives that have in recent decades transformed the fields of university history, secondary and pre-university schooling, and literacy in medieval and early modern society.

Building upon the content-orientated work in intellectual history and numerous histories of individual colleges and universities, recent work in the history of pre-modern education has focused on the interface, indeed interfaces, of learning and society: prosopographical analyses of students and masters, comparative approaches across time and place, studies of the social implications of education for secular and ecclesiastical government, the place of educational institutions in the creation of professional groups and elites, as well as their impact for society in general. These and related approaches are used to shed light on the social context of which educational institutions are a fundamental part. The series therefore presents works that are concerned with the social history of learning in its widest sense.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series editors, or to the Publisher at Brill, Dr Kate Hammond.

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William J. Courtenay (Madison)
Jürgen Miethke (Heidelberg)
Frank Rexroth (Göttingen)
Jacques Verger (Paris)

Advisory board:
Daniel Hobbins (Notre Dame)
Roberto Lambertini (Macerata)