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History of University

Published by the Cambridge University Press, A History of the University in Europe consists of four volumes, three of which are currently available:

  • Universities in the Middle Ages
  • Universities in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800)
  • Universities in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (1800-1945)
  • Universities since 1945

This four-part series, which covers the development of the university in Europe from its origins to the present day, focuses on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective. The originality of the series lies in its comparative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and trans-national nature. It deals with the content of what was taught at universities, but its main purpose is to provide an appreciation of the role and structures of universities as seen against a backdrop of changing conditions, ideas and values.

The editors included some 50 historians in Europe and the US to work on a common canvas so that comparisons could be made on the development of the academic institution over time in terms of its teachers, students, graduates, curricula, and financing, as well as of its links to the authorities. A general presentation of the extension of academic training in Europe leads to an analysis of the main trends in university life within the period being studied. The aim was not to compile a history by merging the chronicles of individual universities but to study the university as a phenomenon of social, economic, and scientific importance, i.e., as a European institution that defined the culture and intellectual development of its region.

The project and editorial team were first set up in the early eighties by the CRE, which became later the European University Association. The final volume, which analyses the recent past and the universities' multiplication from 1945 to the present has been published, thus bringing an end to a 20 year project, under the chairmanship of Professor Walter Rüegg.

A History of the University in Europe was originally published in English, but it is also available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.

How to order

ENGLISH

Cambridge University Press
Customer Service Department
The Edinburgh Building
Shaftesbury Road
Cambridge CB2 8RU - UK
Phone: +44 1223 326050
Fax: +44 1223 326111
e-mail: directcustserve@cambrige.org
Online ordering is also possible at www.cambridge.org

  • A History of the University in Europe, vol. I Universities in the Middle Ages, 506 p.,1992 & 1994
    Hardback ISBN: 052136105 2
    Paperback ISBN: 0521541131
  • A History of the University in Europe, vol. II Universities in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800), 693 p. 1996
    Hardback ISBN: 0521361060
    Paperback ISBN: 052154114X
  • A History of the University in Europe, vol. III Universities in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (1800-1945), 764 p., 2004
    Hardback ISBN: 0521361079
  • Universities since 1945, 660 p., 2010
    Hardback ISBN: 9780521361088

GERMAN

Verlag C.H. Beck
Postfach 40 03 40
D - 80703 München
Fax + 49 89 381 89 398
E-mail: bestellung@beck.de
Website: www.chbeck.de

  • Geschichte der Universität in Europa Band I: Mittelalter
    435 p., 1993
    ISBN: 978-3-406-36952-0
    Geschichte der Universität in Europa Band II: Von der Reformation bis zur Französischen Revolution (1500-1800), 542 p., 1996
    ISBN: 978-3-406-36953-7
    Geschichte der Universität in Europa Band III: Vom 19. Jahrhundert zum Zweiten Weltkrieg (1800-1945), 607 p., 2004
    ISBN: 978-3-406-36954-4
    Geschichte der Universität in Europa Band IV: Vom Zweiten Weltkrieg bis zum Ende des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, 559 p., 2010
    ISBN: 978-3-406-36955-1

SPANISH

Universidad del Pais Vasco
Servicio Editorial
Apartado 1397
E - 48080 Bilbao
Fax +34 94 601 23 33
E-mail: publications@ehu.es

  • Historia de la Universidad en Europa, Vol I Las Universidades en la Edad Media, 595 p., 1995
    Paperback ISBN: 8475856209
  • Historia de la Universidad en Europa, Vol II Las Universidades en la Europa Moderna Temprana (1500-1800), 765 p., 1999
    Paperback ISBN: 8483731777

PORTUGUESE

Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda
E.P., Rua D. Francisco de Melo 5
P - 1099 Lisboa Codex
Fax + 351 1 384 01 32
E-mail: dco@incm.pt

  • Una Historia da Universidade na Europa, Vol I As Universidades na Idade Média, 522 p., 1996
    Paperback ISBN: 972270754-X
  • Una Historia da Universidade na Europa, Vol II As Universidades na Europa Moderna, 667 p., 2002
    Paperback ISBN: 972271105-9

RUSSIAN

  • For information on the Russian edition please contact Alma mater, Shossejnaj ul. 57, kv. 148, RU - 109383 Moskva - Mr Oleg.Dolzhenko, dol@glagol.ru or dol@morozov.ru

CHINESE

  • For information on the Chinese edition please contact: Hebei University Press, 88 Hezuo Road, Baoding 071002, China - Mr Zang.Yanyang, chyb@bdinfo.net

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96