Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century by William J. Courtenay
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Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century
By William J. Courtenay

Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century

A Social Portrait

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Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century by William J. Courtenay

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This study of the social, geographical and disciplinary composition of the scholarly community at the University of Paris in the early fourteenth century is based on the reconstruction of a remarkable document: the financial record of tax levied on university members in the academic year 1329-1330. Containing the names, financial level and often addresses of the majority of the masters and most prominent students, it is the single richest source for the social history of a medieval university before the late fourteenth century. After a thorough examination of the financial account, the history of such collections, and the case (a rape by a student) that precipitated legal expenses and the need for a collection, the book explores residential patterns, the relationship of students, masters and tutors, social class and levels of wealth, interaction with the royal court and the geographical background of university scholars.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521642125
ISBN-10: 0521642124
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A detailed study of the University of Paris in the late 1320s, using newly reconstructed documentation.

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