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The University

The University

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The passing down of knowledge from one generation to the next is an essential component of civilization, and the university is one of the major vehicles of this process, as a platform for debate, study and the convening of great minds. In The University: A History of Knowledge Transmission, writers and scholars describe the methods and places of knowledge transmission from antiquity to modern times through photographs, period illustrations, artworks, architectural plans and historical documents. The closing chapter discusses the role of universities in the twenty-first century. Written in a concise, readable style. The University records the events, the people and the cities that have shaped the institution we know today.