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The University Of Cambridge

Author : G.R. Evans
ISBN : 9780857730244
Genre : History
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The intertwined stories of the great English 'Varsity' universities have many colourful aspects in common, yet each also boasts elements of true distinctiveness. So while the histories of Oxford and Cambridge are both characterised by seething town and gown rivalries, doctrinal conflicts and heretical outbursts, shifts of political and religious allegiance and gripping stories of individual heroism and defiance, they are also narratives of difference and distinctiveness. G R Evans explores the remarkable and unique contribution that Cambridge University has made to society and culture, both in Britain and right across the globe, and will subsequently publish her history of Oxford University to complete a major new history of the two universities. Ranging across 800 years of vivid history, packed with incident, Evans here explores great thinkers such as John Duns Scotus - the 13th century Franciscan Friar who gave his name his name to 'dunces' - and celebrates the extraordinary molecular breakthroughs of Watson and Crick in the 20th century. Moving from the radical new thinking of the Cambridge Platonists and the brilliant scientific discoveries of Isaac Newton to the discovery of the Double Helix and the notorious 'Garden House Hotel Riot' of 1970, the book is published to co-incide with the 800th anniversary of the University's foundation in 1209. The first short history of its kind, it will be a lasting and treasured resource for all Cambridge alumni/ae.

A History Of The University Of Cambridge

Author : Victor Morgan
ISBN : 052135059X
Genre : Education
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A social, political and intellectual study of Cambridge University during the early modern period.

A Concise History Of The University Of Cambridge

Author : Elisabeth Leedham-Green
ISBN : 0521439787
Genre : Education
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A concise, illustrated history of the University of Cambridge from its origins up to the present day.

A History Of The University Of Cambridge

Author : Peter Searby
ISBN : 0521350603
Genre : History
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This volume describes the structure, constitution and curricula of the University of Cambridge and the part it played in the political life of Britain. For most of this period the University functioned largely as a seminary for the Church of England, and much attention is paid to the religious views of its members. The careers and intellectual achievements of some leading scholars are described in detail, while undergraduate life--social, sporting and academic--is examined through individual case studies. Special attention is paid to the movement to reform and modernize the University in the period 1830-70.

The History Of The University Of Cambridge From Its Original To The Year 1753

Author : Edmund Carter (writing master in Cambridge.)
ISBN : UOM:39015006984564
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A History Of The University Of Cambridge Its Colleges Halls And Public Buildings

Author : William Combe
ISBN : BSB:BSB10678578
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A History Of Cambridge University Press Volume 1 Printing And The Book Trade In Cambridge 1534 1698

Author : David McKitterick
ISBN : 0521308011
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a history of Cambridge University Press, the oldest press in the world. These volumes chart the history from 1534 to 1972. 1534 saw the University being granted a charter by Henry VIII to print in Cambridge. By the 1970's the Press had become an international organisation with authors and customers worldwide.

A Short History Of Cambridge University Press

Author : Michael H. Black
ISBN : 0521775728
Genre : Business & Economics
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A short, illustrated account of the world's oldest publishing house.

Archives Of The University Of Cambridge

Author : Heather E. Peek
ISBN : 9780521059367
Genre : History
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This account of the University Archives gives their history and surveys the main groups of records.

The King S Hall Within The University Of Cambridge In The Later Middle Ages

Author : Alan B. Cobban
ISBN : 0521021863
Genre : History
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A detailed study of the King's Hall, Cambridge, from its foundation in the early fourteenth century until its dissolution in 1546. It is based largely on the 26 extant volumes of the King's Hall accounts which form one of the most remarkable sequences of medieval collegiate records in Europe. The rich profusion of the material has made it possible to reconstruct the economic, constitutional and business organisation of a medieval academic society, thereby providing for the college that same kind of exhaustive treatment which has been lavished upon other categories of medieval institutions. Dr Cobban discusses the vital contribution made by the King's Hall to the evolution of the University of Cambridge and shows how the interpretation of medieval Cambridge history has to be considerably modified. He demonstrates the important formative influence of the King's Hall in shaping the course of English collegiate development and the ways in which this College was finely attuned to the new educational trends of the age.

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