Cathedrals of Learning: Great and Ancient Universities of by Blaise Cronin

By Blaise Cronin

Cathedrals of studying: nice and historical Universities of Western Europe provides a conspectus of the good Western eu universities, pithily tells their lifestyles tales, showcases their architectural historical past, and describes the paintings, literary, and normal heritage collections they've got amassed over the centuries.

This ebook profiles the traditional universities and their precise organizational cultures, finds their customs, ceremonies, and traditions, their quirks and quiddities, recounts their complex histories, describes their architectural wonders (libraries, museums, anatomy theaters, botanical gardens) and treasures (rare manuscripts, antiquities, work, and gadgets d’art of all kinds), and introduces their well-known alumni, extraordinary students, Nobel Prize-winning scientists, and famously eccentric personalities.

It is a ebook for students, researchers, and somebody attracted to those old associations that stay facilities of studying within the modern world.

  • Contains a set of mini biographies, pen photos of a few of the world’s so much venerable universities
  • Offers twelve institutional biographies that may be used to match universities and their complicated histories
  • Written in a simple and rigorous type, with available coverage
  • Compiled via a number one determine in info technological know-how, with a large event of significant universities and the tendencies with which they're associated

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