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A History of the University of Cambridge: Volume 2, 1546-1750 (History of the University of Cambridge 2)

A History of the University of Cambridge: Volume 2, 1546-1750 (History of the University of Cambridge 2)

By: Victor Morgan (author), Christopher Brooke (contributor)Hardback

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This volume brings to completion the four-volume A History of the University of Cambridge, and is a vital contribution to the history not only of one major university, but of the academic societies of early modern Europe in general. Its main author, Victor Morgan, has made a special study of the relations between Cambridge and its wider world: the court and church hierarchy which sought to control it in the aftermath of the Reformation; the 'country', that is the provincial gentry; and the wider academic world. Morgan also finds the seeds of contemporary problems of university governance in the struggles which led to and followed the new Elizabethan Statutes of 1570. Christopher Brooke, General Editor and part-author, has contributed chapters on architectural history and among other themes a study of the intellectual giants of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

About Author

Dr Victor Morgan is Lecturer in History, University of East Anglia. Professor Christopher Brooke is Dixie Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge.


List of illustrations; General editor's preface; Preface; 1. Cambridge saved; 2. The buildings of Cambridge; 3. The constitutional revolution of the 1570s; 4. Cambridge University and the state; 5. Cambridge and parliament; 6. Cambridge and 'the country'; 7. A local habitation: gownsmen and townsmen; 8. Heads, leases and masters' lodges; 9. Tutors and students; 10. The electoral scene in a culture of patronage; 11. The electoral scene and the court: royal mandates 1558-1640; 12 Learning and doctrine, 1550-1660; 13. Cambridge and the puritan revolution; 14. Cambridge and the scientific revolution; 15. The syllabus, religion and politics, 1660-1750; 16. Epilogue; Bibliographical references.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521350594
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 636
  • ID: 9780521350594
  • weight: 1010
  • ISBN10: 052135059X

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