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A history of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Author: A Sarah Bendall; Christopher Brooke; Patrick Collinson
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emmanuel college was founded by the royal minister Sir Walter Mildmay in 1584." "It has played its role in all the movements of the twentieth century which have made Cambridge what it is today: in learning, teaching, sports and social life." "All these are reflected in the broadly conceived accounts by Patrick Collinson for the period 1584-1719 and Christopher Brooke for 1719 to the late twentieth century. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Sarah Bendall; Christopher Brooke; Patrick Collinson
ISBN: 0851153933 9780851153933
OCLC Number: 42437162
Description: xvii, 741 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue - the friars and preachers of St Dominic; foundation and beginnings; Emmanuel and Cambridge - the early 17th-century heyday; the endowment; estate management and finances 1584-1719; puritan Emmanuel; Emmanuel, New England and Harvard; the English revolution and the strange death of the old college; the society in the 18th century; the buildings - 1719-1871; estates and finances 1719-1871; Richard Farmer; 1797-1871; 1871-1914; the masters 1911-1964; estate management and finance in the modern world; the buildings 1871-1996; the scientists of Emmanuel; undergraduates and dons, 1910-1960; from the 1960s to the 1990s. Appendices: the masters; the bursars; the tutors of Emmanuel, 1731-1777; notes on the changing patterns of schools and fathers' professions in the late 19th and 20th centuries; outline history of the college estates to 1871.
Responsibility: Sarah Bendall, Christopher Brooke, Patrick Collinson.

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Emmanuel's history encompasses Puritanism and links with Pilgrim Fathers, and continuing involvement in theological debate. Discussion of college finances on scale never previously attempted in  Read more...

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