The University and the City

The University and the City : From Medieval Origins to the Present

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This book contains an innovative and important series of studies of the complex relations of major cities associated with key moments in the history of higher learning in the West. By exploring the interplay of university learning and civic culture over the centuries, Bender provides a novel perspective on the history of both universities and cities. The theme is pursued in studies of Bologna, Paris, Florence, Leiden, Geneva, Edinburgh, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Chicago, and New York by several distinguished scholars, including Gene Brucker, Carl Schorske, Edward Shils, Martin Jay, and Nathan more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 20.3mm | 462.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195067754
  • 9780195067750
  • 791,504

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The relationship between universities and their cities is examined ... comprehensively by this collection of essays, which spans the years from the establishment of the first universities in Bologna and Paris at the beginning of the 13th century to the present state of urban universities in New York ... The editor, Thomas Bender, is a highly regarded cultural and intellectual historian * Choice *show more

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