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The Origins of Higher Learning

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 12 Oct 2016
Highereducationhasbecomeaworldwidephenomenonwherestudentsnowtravelinternationallytopursuecoursesandcareers,notsimplyasaglobalenterprise,butasanetworkofworldwideinterconnections.TheOriginsofHigherLearning:Knowledgenetworksandtheearlydevelopmentofuniversitiesisanaccountofthefirstglobalisationthathasledustothispoint,tellingofhowhumankindfirstdevelopedcentresofhigherlearningacrossthevastlandmassfromtheAtlantictotheChinaSea.
Thisbookopensamuch-neededdebateontheoriginsofhigherlearning,exploringhow,whyandwherehumankindfirstbegantotakeasustainedinterestinquestionsthatwentbeyonddailysurvival.Showinghowtheseconcernsbecameinstitutionalisedandhowknowledgecametobetransferredfromplacetoplace,thisbookexploresimportantaspectsoftheforerunnersofglobalisation.ItisanarrativewhichcoversmuchofAsia,NorthAfricaandEurope,manypartsofwhichwerelittleknownbeyondtheirownboundaries.SpanningfromtheearliestcivilisationstotheendoftheEuropeanMiddleAges,around700yearsago,heretheauthorssetoutcrucialfindingsforfutureresearchandinvestigation.
Thisbookshowshowinterconnectionsacrosscontinentsarenothingnewandthatinreality,humankindhasbeeninterdependentforamuchlongerperiodthaniswidelyrecognised.ItisabookwhichchallengesexistingaccountsoftheoriginsofhigherlearninginEuropeandwillbeofinteresttoallthosewhowishtoknowmoreabouttheworldofacademia.
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ISBN-13: 9781138844834
ISBN-10: 1138844837
Pagini: 194
Ilustrații: 6 Halftones, black and white
Dimensiuni: 234 x 158 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Editura: Taylor & Francis Ltd.