Abelard and the Origin and Early History of Universities Volume 4

Abelard and the Origin and Early History of Universities Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...1"The mastership," says Thurot, "was to the licentiateship what the wedding party is to the nuptial henediction; a ceremony celebrated in honor, and on occasion of, the Sacrament that has just been received." for degrees had pursued a regular course of studies; but the rules too often remained a dead letter. The examination itself took place in the presence of the chancellor, assisted by various examiners chosen by him.1 It was not public, but what was then called an examination in cameris. Nevertheless, at certain periods, the candidate was obliged to give a public lecture. The examination was on grammar, logic, Aristotle s physics and morals, and also, as it appears, on the elements of mathematics and astronomy. It must not be forgotten, either, that the bachelors, as real apprentices, must at once practise teaching and give lessons to those of their younger comrades who were aspiring to the baccalaureate. In his opuscule entitled De Oonscientia, Robert de Sorbon has given the most precise details concerning the examinations undergone by the candidates for the licentiate. The candidate, already a bachelor, sought the chancellor, and received from him a book upon which he was to be interrogated; he carried it away with him, read it over, and then noted and studied the questions wherein difficulties might be encountered. Thus prepared, he returned to ask for a day on which he might be examined. He then made his appearance before a jury composed of the chancellor and several doctors, who made him debate the sub 1 There were differences, moreover, between the examinations held before the Chancellor of Notre Dame and those that passed in presence of the Chancellor of Ste. Genevieve. See Thurot, p. 53. 2 The rules...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681762
  • 9781236681768