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Title: The School of Heretics: Academic Condemnation at the University of Oxford, 1277-1409
Author: Larsen, Andrew E
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2011
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004206618
Volumes: 1; Pages: 352
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Academic condemnation has long been recognized as an important issue in the history of universities and the history of medieval thought. Yet few studies have examined the phenomenon in serious detail. This work is the first book-length study of academic condemnations at Oxford. It explores every known case in detail, including several never examined before, and then considers the practice of condemnation as a whole. As such, it provides a context to see John Wyclif and the Oxford Lollards not as unique figures, but as taregets of a practice a century old by 1377. It argues that condemnation did not happen purely for reasons of theological purity, but reflected social and institutional pressures within the university.