The Resource Wisdom's Workshop : The Rise of the Modern University, James Axtell

Wisdom's Workshop : The Rise of the Modern University, James Axtell

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Wisdom's Workshop : The Rise of the Modern University
Title
Wisdom's Workshop
Title remainder
The Rise of the Modern University
Statement of responsibility
James Axtell
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
When universities began in the Middle Ages, Pope Gregory IX described them as "wisdom's special workshop." He could not have foreseen how far these institutions would travel and develop. Tracing the eight-hundred-year evolution of the elite research university from its roots in medieval Europe to its remarkable incarnation today, Wisdom's Workshop places this durable institution in sweeping historical perspective. In particular, James Axtell focuses on the ways that the best American universities took on Continental influences, developing into the finest expressions of the modern university and enviable models for kindred institutions worldwide. Despite hand-wringing reports to the contrary, the venerable university continues to renew itself, becoming ever more indispensable to society in the United States and beyond. Born in Europe, the university did not mature in America until the late nineteenth century. Once its heirs proliferated from coast to coast, their national role expanded greatly during World War II and the Cold War. Axtell links the legacies of European universities and Tudor-Stuart Oxbridge to nine colonial and hundreds of pre–Civil War colleges, and delves into how U.S. universities were shaped by Americans who studied in German universities and adapted their discoveries to domestic conditions and goals. The graduate school, the PhD, and the research imperative became and remain the hallmarks of the American university system and higher education institutions around the globe. A rich exploration of the historical lineage of today's research universities, Wisdom's Workshop explains the reasons for their ascendancy in America and their continued international preeminence
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DE-B1597
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Axtell, James
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other
LC call number
LA174
LC item number
.A98 2016eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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Education, Higher
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specialized
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Wisdom's Workshop : The Rise of the Modern University, James Axtell
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Four. A Land of Colleges
  • Chapter Five. The German Impress
  • Chapter Six. Coming of Age
  • Chapter Seven. Multiversities and Beyond
  • Epilogue. The Medieval Institution. That Ate the World
  • Suggested Reading
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. Foundings
  • Chapter Two. Oxbridge
  • Chapter Three. The Collegiate Way Abroad
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880423
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)468071
  • (OCoLC)984625843
  • (DE-B1597)9781400880423
Label
Wisdom's Workshop : The Rise of the Modern University, James Axtell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Four. A Land of Colleges
  • Chapter Five. The German Impress
  • Chapter Six. Coming of Age
  • Chapter Seven. Multiversities and Beyond
  • Epilogue. The Medieval Institution. That Ate the World
  • Suggested Reading
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Prologue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. Foundings
  • Chapter Two. Oxbridge
  • Chapter Three. The Collegiate Way Abroad
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880423
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)468071
  • (OCoLC)984625843
  • (DE-B1597)9781400880423

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