IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1611: Late Medieval School Children and their Books

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Annemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Annemarieke Willemsen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Paper 1611-aWho Went to School in Late Medieval Holland?
(Language: English)
Ad Tervoort, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Genealogy and Prosopography, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1611-bThe First Latin-English Dictionary Was Written for School Children
(Language: English)
Julia Bolton Holloway, Biblioteca & Bottega Fioretta Mazzei, Firenze
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life

Schools and pupils were a common element of late-medieval towns. In the course of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, schools had become detached of religious institutes and taken over by civil authorities, who did their best to create good and accessible education for as many inhabitants as possible. This session will feature recent research on the population and position of schools and into the books that were written and printed for use in the schools curriculum. This shows that in this period going to school was the rule, not the exception.