Readings in the History of Education eBook

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(1) Logic {Logic of Heytisbury. 
          {Topics, Aristotle. [3-4 months.]
(2) Moral and {Ethics. [6-9 " ]
    Practical {Politics. [4-9 " ]
    Philosophy {Economics. [3 weeks.]
                        {On the Heavens and the Earth. [3-1/2-4
                        { months.]
                        {On Generation and Destruction. [7
                        { weeks-2 months.]
(3) Natural Philosophy {Meteorics. [3-1/2-4 months.]
                        {Parva Naturalia (i.e., the books on
                        { Sense and Sensible Things, Sleep and
                        { Waking, Memory and Recollection,
                        { Longevity and Shortlivedness). [2-1/2-3
                        { months.]
(4) Metaphysics:  Metaphysics. [5-9 months.]
                        {Astronomy:  Theory of the Planets
                        { (Gerard of Cremona). [5-6 weeks.]
                        {Geometry:  Euclid. [5-9 months.]
                        {Arithmetic:  Common Arithmetic (Sacrobosco).
(5) Mathematics { [3 weeks-1 month.]
                        {Music:  Music (John de Muris). [3
                        { weeks-1 month.]
                        {Optics:  Common Perspective (John
                        { of Pisa). [3-3-1/2 months.][76]

FOOTNOTES: 

[Footnote 70:  Statutes of 1431.]

[Footnote 71:  Chart.  Univ.  Paris., I, No. 246.]

[Footnote 72:  Rashdall, I, p. 436.]

[Footnote 73:  Munimenta Acad.  Oxon., I, pp. 35-36.]

[Footnote 74:  Munimenta Acad.  Oxon., I, pp. 242-243.]

[Footnote 75:  The figures in brackets indicate the time to be given to each book, or group of books.  The data are from Zarncke, Statutenbuecher der Univ.  Leipzig., 311-312.]

[Footnote 76:  For the requirements in 1519 see p. 134.]

VI

ACADEMIC LETTERS

1.  LETTERS RELATING TO PARIS

(a) A Twelfth-Century Critic

The pessimist who laments the decay of education, and who feels that its golden age was the time in which he received his own training, or earlier, is a perennial figure in the history of education.  The following letter has a surprisingly modern ring.  Denifle (p. 747) thinks that Stephen was unable to reconcile himself to the new movement at Paris because of his monastic training.  Stephen’s view, however, “was not wholly wrong.”  Compare the letter of Peter de la Celle to John of Salisbury, page 144.

“Stephen [Bishop] of Tournai, in his letters directed to the Pope, laments the ruin of the study of sacred literature, of Canon Law and the Arts, and, blaming the professors, implores the hand of Apostolic correction.” (1192-1203.)

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