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Although the sources for the study of the medieval University of Cambridge are rich, this period of its history remains under-explored. This new collection of essays delves into the wealth of unpublished material buried in the University Archives, the collections of the University Library, the Ely diocesan records, and above all college archives, to emerge with fresh insights. Topics range from legal studies to the mendicant orders, and among the aspects of college history covered are landed endowments, the role of commoners, statutes and book ownership. Contributions reflect the current emphasis in medieval history research on economic, religious and social themes.
Contributors: JAMES A. BRUNDAGE, ALAN COBBAN, MALCOLM UNDERWOOD, CHRISTOPHER BROOKE, CATHERINE HALL, ROGER LOVAT, JAYNE RINGROSE, PATRICK ZUTSHI. [East Anglian]The history of the medieval University of Cambridge remains under-explored, especially in comparison with its rival Oxford. Delving into the wealth of unpublished material to be found in the University Archives, the collections of the University Library, the Ely diocesan records, and, most importantly, college archives, this new collection of essays emerges with fresh insights on a wide range of topics. Aspects of college history are particularly well covered, including their statutes, their dedications, and their effects as landowners upon Cambridge itself.

Details

First Published: 23 Dec 1993
13 Digit ISBN: 9780851153445
Pages: 206
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Boydell Press
Series: History of the University of Cambridge
Subject: Medieval History
BIC Class: HBLC1

Details updated on 23 Jul 2014

Contents

  • 1  The Dedications of Cambridge Colleges and their Chapels
  • 2  The Impact of St John's College as Landowner in the West Fields of Cambridge in the Early Sixteenth Century
  • 3  Commoners in Medieval Cambridge Colleges
  • 4  The Gild of Corpus Christi and the Foundation of Corpus Christi College: an Investigation of the Documents
  • 5  The Medieval Statutes of Pembroke College
  • 6  Two Collegiate Loan Chests in Late Medieval Cambridge
  • 7  The Impact of St John's College as Landowner in the West Fields of Cambridge in the Early Sixteenth Century
  • 8  The Formulation of Classic Blazon