Scholarly Knowledge: Textbooks in Early Modern Europe

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Emidio Campi, Simone De Angelis, Anja-Silvia Goeing, Anthony Grafton
Librairie Droz, 2008 - Education - 445 pages
Any attempt to understand the roles that textbooks played for early modern teachers and pupils must begin with the sobering realization that the field includes many books that the German word Lehrbuch and its English counterpart do not call to mind. The early modern classroom was shaken by the same knowledge explosion that took place in individual scholars' libraries and museums, and transformed by the same printers, patrons and vast cultural movements that altered the larger world it served. In the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries, the urban grammar school, the German Protestant Gymnasium and the Jesuit College, all of which did so much to form the elites of early modern Europe, took shape; the curricula of old and new universities fused humanistic with scholastic methods in radically novel ways. By doing so, they claimed a new status for both the overt and the tacit knowledge that made their work possible. This collected volume presents case studies by renowned experts, among them Ann Blair, Jill Kraye, Juergen Leonhardt, Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer and Nancy Siraisi.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Ann Blair
39
Daniel Trohler
75
Jurgen Leonhardt
89
Peter Stotz
113
Volkhard Wels
139
AnjaSilvia Goeing
157
David A Lines
183
Jill Kraye
249
Nancy G Siraisi
287
Hildegard Elisabeth Keller and Hubert Steinke
307
Donald R Kelley
333
Barbara MahlmannBauer
341
Emidio Campi
391
Jiirgen Oelkers
409
Picture Credits
433

Simone De A ngelis
205
Urs B
229

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