The economic and social development and cultural interconnection that characterised the 11th and 12th centuries, together with an increased demand for higher and specialised education, led to the launch of the “studia” (studies), i.e. the educational structures that we now call universities. The oldest and most famous studia – Bologna, Paris, Oxford, Padua, Naples, Toulouse, Montpellier – had very different origins and soon specialised in different disciplines (law, theology, medicine), but it is possible to identify some common elements: the application of the scholastic method, the associationism “in universitas” (from which the modern name of university derives) of pupils and teachers, the use of Latin as a language able to give an international character to the teachings and a strong mobility, both of students and teachers, between one study and another.
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image
Owner: Manuela Ghizzoni (Modernalia)
Copyright: Festival del Medioevo – APS |© 2015-2022
Abstract: The Locations of the Studia in Medieval Europe