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Description - The Universities of the Italian Renaissance by Paul F. Grendler

Italian Renaissance universities were Europe's intellectual leaders in humanistic studies, law, medicine, philosophy, and science, and the prototype of today's research university. In the first book in any language to offer a comprehensive study of this most influential institution, Paul Grendler offers a detailed and authoritative account of the origins and development of each university. Among the topics addressed are the number of professors and their distribution by discipline, student enrollment and experiences, courses of study, budget and salaries, relations with civil authority, and the impact of social, intellectual, and religious movements. Grendler concludes with a discussion of the internal abuses and external threats that led to the decline of these institutions and ended Italy's educational leadership in the seventeenth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801880551
ISBN-10: 0801880556
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul F. Grendler

Paul F. Grendler is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Toronto, and former president of the Renaissance Society of America. He is the editor-in-chief of the prize-winning Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and author of several books including Schooling in Renaissance Italy, winner of the American Historical Association's Howard R. Marraro Prize for Italian History, also available from Johns Hopkins.