Mýty a tradice středoevropské univerzitní kultury
Cultural Myths and Traditions of Central European Universities
The aim of this historical investigation into university culture is to show continuities and discontinuities in the development of Central European universities, from their ecclesiastical origins in the Middle Ages to the challenges they face in the competitive world of advanced education today. Through the study of the so-called ‘myths’, the authors have sought to uncover those issues that have historically been important to universities in the region, particularly those in the Czech lands.
‘This is a highly topical and rewarding book, as it provides a fresh rejoinder to many foreign and domestic discussions about the past, present and future mission of universities. I very much appreciate the authors’ concluding observations on the debate about continuities and discontinuities in the social mission of universities as presently understood. In terms of method, the authors’ point of departure is the mythology that universities have used to argue their own legitimacy; to a certain extent, they continue to use it.’
From review by Professor Jiří Štaif, Charles University
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