9780521642125

Parisian Scholars in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Social Portrait

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521642125

  • ISBN10:

    0521642124

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-03-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This study of the social, geographical and disciplinary composition of the scholarly community at the University of Paris in the early fourteenth century is based on the reconstruction of a remarkable document: the financial record of tax levied on university members in the academic year 1329-1330. Containing the names, financial level and often addresses of the majority of the masters and most prominent students, it is the single richest source for the social history of a medieval university before the late fourteenth century. After a thorough examination of the financial account, the history of such collections, and the case (a rape by a student) that precipitated legal expenses and the need for a collection, the book explores residential patterns, the relationship of students, masters and tutors, social class and levels of wealth, interaction with the royal court and the geographical background of university scholars.

Table of Contents

List of maps and figures
ix
Preface xi
List of abbreviations
xvi
Introduction: Paris in 1329 1(8)
Part I: The recovery and context of a document
The Computus of 1329--1330
9(19)
Dating the computus
14(3)
Relationship of computus to university population
17(11)
Collectae and University Finance
28(21)
Precipitating Event: The Rape of Symonette
49(10)
Part II: A Window on a lost world
Academic Space: The Topography of the University Community
59(22)
The parish of St-Benit
59(12)
From Cordeliers to the Seine: the parishes of St-Cosme and St-Andre
71(2)
The parish of St-Severin
73(4)
The parish of St-Hilaire
77(4)
Lodging and Residential Patterns
81(11)
Cui bono? Taxationes domorum and rent control
81(4)
The socii
85(3)
Tutors, family, and familia
88(2)
Residential choice
90(2)
The Sociology of the University Community
92(15)
Rich and poor
93(7)
Student dignitaries
100(3)
The king's men: university clerks and royal service
103(4)
The Geographical Origins of the University Community
107(20)
The thirteenth-century pattern
111(4)
The witness of the 1329-30 computus
115(9)
Conclusion
124(3)
Part III: Biographical register 127(91)
Appendix 1 The computus of 1329-30 218(29)
Appendix 2 Analysis of the computus text 247(8)
Select bibliography 255(7)
Index of persons and places 262(20)
Subject index 282

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