Cathedrals of Learning: Great and Ancient Universities of Western Europe

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Chandos Publishing, 9 ago 2016 - 248 páginas

Cathedrals of Learning: Great and Ancient Universities of Western Europe provides a conspectus of the great Western European universities, pithily tells their life stories, showcases their architectural heritage, and describes the art, literary, and natural history collections they have accumulated over the centuries.

This book profiles the ancient universities and their distinctive organizational cultures, reveals their customs, ceremonies, and traditions, their quirks and quiddities, recounts their complicated histories, describes their architectural wonders (libraries, museums, anatomy theaters, botanical gardens) and treasures (rare manuscripts, antiquities, paintings, and objects d’art of all kinds), and introduces their famous alumni, distinguished scholars, Nobel Prize-winning scientists, and famously eccentric personalities.

It is a book for scholars, researchers, and anyone interested in these ancient institutions that remain centers of learning in the contemporary world.

  • Contains a collection of mini biographies, pen portraits of some of the world’s most venerable universities
  • Offers twelve institutional biographies that can be used to compare universities and their complex histories
  • Written in an easy and rigorous style, with accessible coverage
  • Compiled by a leading figure in information science, with a wide experience of great universities and the trends with which they are associated
 

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Lasting Legacies
1
2 University of St Andrews
27
3 Trinity College Dublin
45
4 University of Edinburgh
67
5 University of Oxford
85
6 University of Salamanca
105
7 Leiden University
123
8 University of Coimbra
141
9 Heidelberg University
161
10 University of Bologna
183
11 University of Padua
203
REFERENCES
221
INDEX
229
Back Cover
237
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Blaise Cronin is Rudy Professor of Information Science at Indiana University and Honorary Visiting Professor at City University, London and also Edinburgh Napier University. Previously, he was also the Professor of Information Science at the University of Strathclyde.

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