English University Life in the Middle Ages

  • by Alan Cobban
  • Narrated by Ed Altman
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This work presents a composite view of medieval English university life. The author offers detailed insights into the social and economic conditions of the lives of students, their teaching masters and fellows. The experiences of college benefactors, women and university servants are also examined, demonstrating the vibrancy they brought to university life. The second half of the book is concerned with the complex methods of teaching and learning, the regime of studies taught, the relationship between the universities in Oxford and Cambridge, as well as the relationship between “town” and “gown”.
The book is published by The Ohio State University Press.


What the Critics Say

“This is a volume which, like the university, offers both instruction and entertainment.” (The Lecturer)
“Triumphantly successful.” (Urban History)


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Customer Reviews

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Worth it if you stick it out

Meticulously researched, even colorful narrative. The book does get weighed down at places and can be a difficult listen. I had to replay parts. But still a great book
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- brett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2014
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks