By Bert Roest
The historical past of schooling in the Franciscan order throughout the medieval interval is gifted the following in a brand new gentle. This entire quantity deals a brand new synthesis of Franciscan schooling, exhibiting the dynamic improvement of the Franciscan college community, among the early 13th and the early 16th century.
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Cf. LEADER, 1988, 51ff. Yet not much is known about the activities of such a faculty prior to the second half of the thirteenth century. 26 chapter one studium would have become attached to this new body. The late thirteenth-century university disputations found in Manuscript 158 of the Biblioteca Comunale of Assisi (in particular ff. 88 The inclusion of the Franciscan study house in the theology faculty would have enhanced the status of the Cambridge school in the overall studia network, a fact reflected in the building of a new convent with a separate school house or auditorium in the 1260s and 1270s (on the site now occupied by Sidney Sussex College).
75 THOMAS ECCLESTON, De Adventu Fratrum Minorum in Angliam, ed. G. Little, 50. 76 LITTLE, 1943, 62. 77 The average number of friars (students, teachers, and others) living in the Oxford convent in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century would have been c. 70-80. See for more information concerning Franciscan regent masters, students, as well as for information about the Franciscan involvement with other colleges (such as Balliol) LITTLE, 1892, 9, 43-44; KURTSCHEID, 1930, 364; LITTLE, 1926, 819f; LITTLE, 1943, 65; LITTLE & PELSTER, 1934, passim.
Studia, students, lectors, and programs 33 regional to a more general centre of theological studies, indicate how erroneous it is to see the Franciscan study network as a rigid system. Depending on the circumstances, several studia within a province could each acquire a more general status. The provincial constitutions of Tuscany (1362), for instance, mention three studia principalia in the Tuscan province, namely Florence, Siena, and Pisa. 117 Some of these studia would have been designated as provincial studia generalia nearly from the very beginning (as seems to have been the case with Bologna, Toulouse, and Florence).
A History of Franciscan Education (c. 1210-1517) by Bert Roest