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Life in the Medieval University

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A fascinating look at University life in the Medieval era, written by Scottish historian, Historiographer Royal and Principal of the University of Glasgow Sir Robert Sangster Rait Kt. CBE DL.
ebook, 102 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by Auk Academic (first published December 15th 2007)
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J. Boo
Oct 12, 2014 J. Boo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping for greater coverage of the curriculum, but this was still a good read. The first section, which focuses on the University of Bologna, is the best. Perhaps part of this is due to Bologna's structure - it was student-run, and organizationally feels very odd to anyone modern familiar with university governance. Also has a great "you are a first year student at Bologna, what happens now?" chapter. Coverage of the French (Paris), English (mainly Oxford), German, and Scottish universitie ...more
Maxwashl
Sep 09, 2013 Maxwashl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was interesting to see the life and rules associated with being a collegiate back then. I wish the author spent more time on the 7 liberal arts, but it was good enough for a brief history book. I also wish he had translated all of the Latin phrases used because I don't know the language and had to find a dictionary online to see what the phrases meant. I think pictures of places (Like buildings/an equivalent of a campus, the chained books/libraries, dorm rooms, and lecture locations maybe) ...more
Heather dennis
Pros: Very good description of where a lot of traditions come from as well as what the students and villages went through living together at this time. It goes into a lot about the hazing at the times, the general studies, how draconic the rules were on doing anything and the punishments inflicted.

Cons: Lots of Latin. There are occasional overviews of what the Latin is about and if it doesn't include that you can still get the general gist from context clues. However, if you are the type of pers
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Seawood
I learnt some interesting bits and pieces from this but it really needs updating to reflect the fact very few people are able to understand even snippets of Latin these days, let alone great chunks of it. Also someone really needs to improve the formatting; it's a dense text and the poor paragraphing makes it hard to follow.
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Sir Robert Sangster Rait (1874-1936) was Professor of Scottish History and Literature, 1913 to 1930, and Principal of Glasgow University from 1929 until 1936. He was awarded an LLD by the University in 1930.

Born in Narborough in Leicestershire, Rait graduated MA from King's College, Aberdeen in 1894. He obtained a First in Modern History at New College, Oxford where he became a Fellow in 1900. Soo
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