History of Edinburgh University R.D. Anderson

ISBN: 9780748616466

Published: November 19th 2003

Paperback

256 pages


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History of Edinburgh University  by  R.D. Anderson

History of Edinburgh University by R.D. Anderson
November 19th 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780748616466 | 9.77 Mb

From a small city college in the sixteenth century the University of Edinburgh grew to be one of the worlds greatest centers of scholarship, research and learning. Its history is told here by three of its leading historians with wit, verve andMoreFrom a small city college in the sixteenth century the University of Edinburgh grew to be one of the worlds greatest centers of scholarship, research and learning. Its history is told here by three of its leading historians with wit, verve and style. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white, this is a book for everyone concerned with the university or the city of Edinburgh to read and enjoy.

The authors consider the impacts of Reformation, Union with England, Enlightenment, and scientific and industrial revolutions. They show the university rising to the challenge of competition from Europe, describe the great periods of expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and chart the universitys building from Old College to George Square. They explore its tense relationship with the city, explore the histories of student outrage and unrest, recall the days when blasphemy could be punished by death, and reveal that the universitys department of anatomy once supported a thriving trade in body-snatching.

Upheaval and crisis, triumph and achievement succeed each other by turns in a story that is entertaining, intriguing and surprising--and always interesting.



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