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A Concise History of the University of Cambridge

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Title:A Concise History of the University of Cambridge
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$18.80)
Book ID:B009-2544
Publisher:Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1996
Edition:First Edition
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

Cover photographs (front - General Admission to Degrees, and rear - the Great Gate of Trinity College) by Paul Langham. This concise illustrated history of the University of Cambridge, from its thirteenth­century origins to the present day, is the only book of its kind in print and is intended as a standard introduction for anyone interested in one of the world's greatest academic institutions. Many individuals are celebrated here who have exerted great influence upon developments within the University and beyond. But forces for change have often come from outside the University, from the Crown or the Church, from central government or from the aspirations and expectations of society at large. One of the prime objectives of the book is therefore to describe how the University has reacted to, or resisted, these external pressures. At the same time it conveys an impression of the day-to-day experiences of students and their teachers and administrators over the University 's 800-year history. Major University institutions, such as the University Press and the University Library, are also described briefly, while for recent years there is information not readily available elsewhere on the official sources and on the dates at which different academic disciplines have offered courses to undergraduates and graduates. In addition the book contains many attractive and often unusual illustrations of subjects ranging from medieval manuscripts to the striking new building projects of the 1960s. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 274 pages. White & black titles spine. Includes glossary, index & list for further reading;. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Education; Genealogy & Local History; Cambridge University; Cambridge; England; History. ISBN: 0521439787. ISBN/EAN: 9780521439787. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2544.
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