Academic Culture in the Spanish Colonies

Academic Culture in the Spanish Colonies

Academic Culture in the Spanish Colonies

Academic Culture in the Spanish Colonies

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These preliminary essays are the by-products of long investigation of the universities of Spain in America. As now outlined and written, this larger work on the Colonial Universities of Hispanic America will embrace (1) the establishment of universities in the Indies, (2) academic administration, (3) university life, (4) the teaching of the native languages, (5) language and literature in the universities, (6) scholastic philosophy and the decline of authority, (7) Hippocratic medicine and its modernization, (8) the evolution of general science, (9) the reforms of Charles III, and (10) the lessons of the education of the generation of 1810. To make matters worse, more often than not it was necessary to undertake the monographs before grappling with the syntheses. Naturally, then, in the last few years the undertaking has reached cumbersome two-volume proportions. Meanwhile, the uninterrupted fortunes of war have constantly prevented the final check upon papers in the Archives of the Indies in Seville. To proceed without this precaution would be unsound. Therefore, while the essays here published only touch lightly upon four of the ten subjects treated extensively in the major work, they will convey some idea of the extent of the material used and the interpretation put upon it before an . . .

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