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The University and the City: From Medieval Origins to the Present

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This book contains an innovative and important series of studies of the complex relations of major cities associated with key moments in the history of higher learning in the West. By exploring the interplay of university learning and civic culture over the centuries, Bender provides a novel perspective on the history of both universities and cities. The theme is pursued ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1989)
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Frank Stein
Feb 10, 2009 Frank Stein rated it it was ok
This book is based on a conference at NYU in 1997 on the history of the university and the city, and apparently most of the conference presenters took this as an opportunity to assemble a bunch of disparate facts from other research projects that might be distantly related to the subject and patch them together into some sort of paper. There appears to be little new research and little focus.

Be that as it may, the early papers on the early medieval universities are the best. The founding of the
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