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The University of Oxford: A History

L.W.B. Brockliss


The book is a history of the University of Oxford from its beginnings in the late eleventh century until the present. Emphasis is placed on the fact that Oxford’s history has been one of discontinuity as much as continuity by the division of the book into four parts. Part I, ‘The Catholic University’, explores Oxford in the centuries before the Reformation when it was principally a clerical studium serving the western church. Part II, ‘The Anglican University’, covers 1534 to 1845, when Oxford was confessionally closed, trained the next generation of Church of England ministers, and acted as a ... More

Keywords: Anglican University, Britain, Catholic University, Europe, higher education, Imperial University, Oxford, world, World University

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243563
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

L.W.B. Brockliss, author
Fellow and Tutor in History Magdalen College and Professor of Early-Modern French History, University of Oxford