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The medieval university contained faculties of law and medicine, and it extended its reach into mathematics and the natural sciences.
While it's believed this is a step of modernity beyond the medieval university, is this more accessible higher education providing the kind of education adults need in modern democratic societies where all citizens hold political power, not just a ruling class?
The medieval university city of Krakow, Poland's former capital, and Zakopane, Poland's highest city, amidst the spectacular Tatra Mountains.
The primary purpose of the medieval university was to provide professional training in law, medicine, and, most importantly, theology.
6) Scholars working in the academic milieu of the medieval university combined the authority of Aristotelian discourse with that of learned medicine to construct the paradigmatic Christian and male body, which was both pure and perfect; against this perfect male body, they created its inverted "other," the un-Christian female body, which was impure, corrupt, and even poisonous.
He situates Ockham coherently in his intellectual and religious milieu, surveying the medieval university curriculum, Aristotle's logic, Christian theology, and the "poverty controversy" in the Franciscan order, centering his tale on the dramatic events of 1328 when, due to this controversy, William and his Franciscan confreres had to flee the papal court at Avignon.
The medieval university city of Krakow, for centuries Poland's capital and home town of Pope John Paul II, is combined with Zakopane, Poland's highest city, set amidst the spectacular Tatra Mountains.
He points to two developments that follow from this momentous transmission: "the formation of the medieval university, and the emergence of theologian-natural philosophers.
This lecture of hers is the twenty-eighth of series of lectures named for Charles Homer Haskins, first chairman of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and himself a famed medievalist who brought attention to the work of the medieval university and the liberal arts.
Minhinnick, who has edited Poetry Wales for more than a decade, is looking forward to touring Italy - from the American school in Turin, to the medieval university in Bologna, bookshops and radio stations and ending with a reading at a trattoria in Venice.
The Pope goes on to note that the mission of the two other faculties of the medieval university, those of philosophy and theology, was "studying mankind in his totality and thus keep alive responsiveness to truth".
This is in many ways effectively a book about Oxford, and for those who want a lively introduction to life in the medieval university generally, it provides excellent fare, offering well-informed insight into matters of curriculum, university life and customs, matriculation procedures, and the academic habitus through to the life of the magister.