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A Concise History Of The University Of Cambridge

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This is the first attempt for many years to provide a concise, illustrated history of the University of Cambridge from its origins in the thirteenth century up to the present day. It shows how the University has evolved in reaction both to external forces and to internal movements for "reform," and conveys some impression of the day-to-day experiences of students, teachers ...more
Published October 28th 1996 by Cambridge University Press
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Nicholas During
Dec 31, 2012 Nicholas During rated it liked it
Only read this if you have a pretty serious interest in Cambridge. For the most part it's a pretty dull affair, with the interesting figures and ideas coming out of Cambridge over the centuries mostly passed over on the assumption that you should learn about them elsewhere, which is probably quite right because it is a "concise history" and a longer one including the history of Cambridge and the intellectual history coming out of Cambridge would be a behemoth, and wasn't what I was looking for ...more
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