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European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

R. D. Anderson


The history of universities has been a lively branch of scholarship since the 1970s, but much of the work on it is specialized and difficult to find. This book introduces the results of this scholarship, and provides, within the context of general European history, an interpretative account of developments during the period in which modern university originated and flourished. The evolution of the university idea in the 19th century, the changing relationships of research and teaching, and the characteristic forms taken by national systems of higher education still have relevance today. The fi ... More

Keywords: universities, Europe, 19th century, Enlightenment, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. D. Anderson, author
Professor of Modern History, School of History and Classics, University of Edinburgh
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