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"First the Bow is Bent in Study..." : Dominican Education before 1350


The history of Dominican schools is taken up directly in the book's second part: the existence of pre-postulancy schools for boys is mooted, and the formation of novices described; conventual education is discussed at length; the growth of the Dominican studium system from the mid-thir- teenth century is also examined, with lengthy sections devoted to each type of studium, to the history of its de [...] The result is both a fresh perspective from which to view the work of the greatest Dominican thinkers of the middle ages, as well as a new appre- ciation of the care taken in the formation of friars of the rank-and-file. [...] To study the preaching of the friars, Hugh was telling me, whether as it sounded from the pulpit or as it appears on the frescoed walls of a mendicant church, one needs to understand the schools of the friars, the curricula, the pedagogical techniques, and the mental ha- bits in which Dominican preachers were formed. [...] By apprising ourselves more fully of the goals of Dominican education, and of the orientation of the friars' educational policies, we can better sense the tensions which shaped the growth of the order's schools, and the reasons why certain steps were taken, and others halted, on the road to conformity with the universities. [...] Those interested in the first century of development in the order's life, as we are here, are fortunate to have a virtually complete log of the acta of the gen- eral chapter from the order's inception through the fourteenth century.4 These are complemented by the surviving encyclical letters of the Domini- can masters-general from this period,5 who likewise had a responsibility 3 The so-called Con
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M. Michèle Mulchahey

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [557]-596) and index
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Dominican education before 1350
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