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The modern university and its discontents : the fate of Newman's legacies in Britain and America

Author: Sheldon Rothblatt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the topics discussed are the history of student communities in Oxford and Cambridge, the growth of a modern examinations culture, urbanism and universities, and the competition to control universities.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Henry Newman; John Henry Newman; John Henry Newman; John Henry Newman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Rothblatt
ISBN: 0521453313 9780521453318 052102501X 9780521025010
OCLC Number: 34699400
Description: xiv, 461 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The idea of the idea of a university and its antithesis; 2. 'Consult the Genius of the Place'; 3. 'The first undergraduates, recognizable as such'; 4. Failure; 5. Historical and comparative remarks on the 'federal principle' in higher education; Interlude: General introduction to chapters six and seven; 6. Supply and demand in the writing of university history since about 1790: 1. 'The awkward interval'; 7. Supply and demand in the writing of university history since about 1790: 2. The market and the University of London; 8. Alternatives: 1. The importance of being unattached; 9. Alternatives: 2. Born to have no rest; Index.
Responsibility: Sheldon Rothblatt.
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