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The Intellectual Climate of the Early University
Essays in Honor of Otto Grundler

Edited by Nancy Van Deusen

The Intellectual Climate of the Early University
Hardback, 228 pages £62.00
Published: 1997
ISBN: 9781879288836
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Paperback, 219 pages £23.50
Published: 1997
ISBN: 9781879288843
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Subjects: Education, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Studies in Medieval Culture

Despite a good deal of research and writing concerning the development and intellectual transformation in the period of the early university, the subject remains in many respects enigmatic. This collection of essays in honor of Otto Grundler tackles many of the questions that run to the heart of the early university. The volume will be of interest to scholars of the period as well as anyone familiar with issues of today's academic profession, as the questions that confronted the early university are not so unfamiliar today: What exactly is the life of the mind? What should one learn in a university? What is learning itself good for? What is a discipline, and is it possible for disciplines to reinforce each other? Can some university disciplines be identified as givens, as forming an unquestionably self-evident basis for university study? And even that most basic question: What is a university after all? This collection of essays from experts in a range of fields confronts these questions in a broad, satisfying way that expands and clarifies the questions that are as relevant today as they were in the thirteenth century.

Contents Preface The Sentence Collection and the Education of Professional Theologians in the Twelfth Century by Marcia Colish Approaches and Attitudes to a New Theology Textbook: The Sentences of Peter Lombard by Nancy Spatz A Re-evaluation of the Contribution of Thomas Aquinas to the Thirteenth-Century Theology of the Eucharist by Gary Macy Intellectual Mathematical Activity in the Thirteenth Century by Barnabas Hughes, O.F.M. Thirteenth-Century Motion Theories and Their Musical Applications: Robert Grosseteste and Anonymous IV by Nancy Van Deusen The De Musica of Engelbert of Admont: The Transmission of Scholastic Musical Thought by Richard J. Wingell The Understanding of Aristotle's Natural Philosophy by the Early Scholastics by Richard C. Dales The Condemnations of 1277 and the Intellectual Climate of the Medieval University by Leland Edward Wilshire The Schoolmen by Allan B. Wolter, O.F.M. Contributors

Nancy Van Deusen is a professor at Claremont Graduate University and has published on music and institutional culture in Medieval Rome and France.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 228 pages

 Paperback , 219 pages

BIC Code:
  EDU016000, HIS037010
 Medieval Institute Publications


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