The University of Oxford

A New History
I.B. Tauris (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 28. Juni 2013
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 384 Seiten
978-1-78076-494-8 (ISBN)
Tells the story of this renowned educational institution - from dangerous political scandals, to John Ruskin's innovative lectures on art.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
53 bw in 2X8pp plates
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 138 mm
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  • Dicke: 29 mm
  • 446 gr
978-1-78076-494-8 (9781780764948)
G R Evans is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. Her companion volume, The University of Cambridge: A New History (2010), is also published by I.B.Tauris.
Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations List of Illustrations Introduction: Coming to Oxford 1 Towards Oxford today Not an Inkling of the future? Riding out the First World War Oxford takes the state's penny Letting the women in: 1920 and after Between the Wars The Second World War and its aftermath A Symposium at Worcester: the 1950s to the 1980s From student protest to the battle for academic freedom The 1990s and the beginning of another Oxford century 2 Oxford's Middle Ages Oxford from the inside: inventing a University Designing a syllabus Housing the scholars Quarrels and confrontations 3 Oxford and the interfering Tudors Renaissance in Oxford Reformation in Oxford Consequences for the colleges Another inspection: Edward VI goes 'visiting' Mary Tudor's Visitors: the volte-face Elizabeth puts Oxford under the statutes of the realm Teaching the arts from the late sixteenth century 4 Oxford keeps up with the times Oxford and the state A society of scholars: student life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Independent intellectuals and new styles of academic life Teaching: the changing intellectual life of Oxford Experiments in collegiate life and new ideas about universities The Bodleian Library and the University Press 5 The nineteenth-century transformation Varieties of student life at Oxford The Oxford Movement State interference and the threat of external 'reform' brings about major change What became of the liberal arts? Bringing the syllabus up to date: the Oxford reform of classical education Oxford studies the sciences Examinations reformed Oxford does its bit for social mobility Conclusion Notes Select bibliography Index
'Gives a good introduction to the modern university and the history that has formed it' - 'Contemporary Review' 'To describe the events and problems of so complex an institution as Oxford over so many centuries is a hard task. It has been well-performed by Evans in this lucid, civilised and good-humoured book.' - 'London Review of Books'

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