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The University and the city : from medieval origins to the present

Author: Thomas Bender; New York University. Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a series of studies of the complex relations of universities and their host cities at key moments in the history of higher education in the West. Contributors look in detail at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bender; New York University. Graduate School of Arts and Science.
ISBN: 0195052730 9780195052732 0195067754 9780195067750
OCLC Number: 17385402
Notes: Essays presented at a conference on the occasion of the centennial of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University in 1986-1987.
Description: x, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Medieval origins: Universities and cities in medieval Italy / J.K. Hyde --
Parisius-paradisus: the city, its schools, and the origins of the University of Paris / Stephen C. Ferruolo --
pt. 2. Early modern revitalization: Renaissance Florence: Who needs a university? / Gene Brucker --
Civic humanism and scientific scholarship at Leiden / Anthony Grafton --
The Geneva Academy in the eighteenth century: a Calvinist seminary or a civic university? / Michael Heyd --
Commerce and culture: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University, and the Scottish Enlightenment / Nicholas Phillipson --
pt. 3. The metropolitan university: London: a metropolitan university? / Sheldon Rothblatt --
Preparing for public life: the collegiate students at New York University, 1832-1881 / Louise L. Stevenson --
pt. 4. The modern university and the modern city: "To live for science": ideals and realities at the University of Berlin / Charles E. McClelland --
Science as vocation in Burckhardt's Basel / Carl E. Schorske --
The university, the city, and the world: Chicago and the University of Chicago / Edward Shils --
Urban flights: the Institute of Social Research between Frankfurt and New York / Martin Jay --
Two NYUs and "the obligation of universities to the social order" in the Great Depression / David A. Hollinger --
Facing three ways: city and university in New York since World War II / Nathan Glazer.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Bender.
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