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Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert A. Yelle, and Mateo Taussig-Rubbo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804775366

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.001.0001

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The University and the Advent of the Academic Secular

The University and the Advent of the Academic Secular

The State's Management of Public Instruction

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(p.119) Chapter Six The University and the Advent of the Academic Secular
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After Secular Law
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Tomoko Masuzawa

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0007

This chapter on the advent of the academic secular traces the efforts of modern states to design and promote new forms of public instruction that would unify their peoples and transcend religious differences. Looking at the paper trail from eighteenth-century Prussia to the founding of the University of Michigan in the mid-nineteenth century, this chapter suggests that the actions of profoundly pious and religiously motivated men as inventing not a secular university but one with a new mission, far from former curricula designed for the re-production of old elites.

Keywords:   academic secular, eighteenth-century Prussia, University of Michigan, elites

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