What Functions Did Edinburgh’s Town College Perform in the Period c. 1583-1760?

Yi-fei LIU

Abstract


The University of Edinburgh is a renowned university in the world now. However, it was only a town college back in 1583, and the function of Edinburgh University varies from period to period. It was functioned as a religious, educational institutions in the first place and gradually involved in British politics as well. Moreover, the University of Edinburgh witnessed and promoted the Scottish Enlightenment. Eventually, Edinburgh University becomes an essential university for high-level education in the United Kingdom with advanced and diverse curriculums.

Keywords


Edinburgh, Religious, Education, Politics


DOI
10.12783/dtem/mebit2021/35624

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