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Author Maag, Karin.

Title Seminary or university? : the Genevan Academy and reformed higher education, 1560-1620 / Karin Maag.

Published Aldershot, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate Pub. Co., c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  378.40903 MAAG {Bund3 20110303}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series St. Andrews studies in Reformation history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-205) and index.
Contents 1. Development and expansion: 1559-1572 -- 2. From crisis to crisis: 1572-1586 -- 3. Mounting problems and partial solutions: 1586-1620 -- 4. France and the Genevan Academy -- 5. Zurich and the Genevan Academy -- 6. Heidelberg University and Geneva -- 7. Leiden University and Geneva.
Summary This is a wide-ranging study of confessional higher education in Switzerland and North-Western Europe in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. At its core is an extensive and deep study of the Genevan archives, particularly rarely-used documents from the post-Calvin period. These archival sources, together with those of institutions from other European centres, form the basis of a detailed and authoritative study of the ideological divisions, institutional structures and communication networks of the leading Reformed centres of higher education.
The study is illuminated by revealing and often touching portraits of the students, professors and administrators who populated the lecture halls and libraries of the institutions. Dr Maag has used this wealth of institutional and personal records to demonstrate the wide variety of strategies employed by Reformed educational establishments in their struggles to survive and prosper in a period of religious, political and social ferment.
Subject Académie de Genève -- History.
Education, Higher -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Education, Higher -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 1859281664