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The Evil Eye, Thanatology, and Other Essays (Paperback) Loot Price: R293
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The Evil Eye, Thanatology, and Other Essays (Paperback): Roswell Park
The Evil Eye, Thanatology, and Other Essays (Paperback): Roswell Park

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... VIII STUDENT LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES 1ASSUME that every university student of today realizes that his possibilities and his opportunities are better in every way than were those enjoyed by students of bygone times. I take it, also, that you would not be averse to listening to an account of the habits, the surroundings, the privileges, and the disadvantages which surrounded students at a time when universities were young and when customs in general, as well as manners, were very different from those of to-day. With all this in view, I shall ask your attention to a brief account of Student Life in the Middle Ages, with especial reference to that of the medical student. Measured by its results, the most priceless legacy of mediaeval times to mankind was the university system, which began in crude form and with an almost mythical origin, but which gradually took form and shape in consequence of many external forces. It represented an effort to "realize in concrete form an ideal of life in one of its aspects." Such ideals "pass into great historic forces by embodying themselves in institutions," as witness, for instance, the case of the Church of Rome. An Address given before the Chas. K. Mills Society of Students of the University of Pennsylvania, February 19, 1902. Reprinted from the Univ. of Penna. Medical Bulletin, March, 1902. The use of words in our language has undergone many curious perversions. Take our word "bombast," for instance. Originally it was a name applied to the cotton plant. Then it was applied to any padding for garments which was made of cotton. Later it was used as describing literary padding, as it were, as when one filled out an empty speech with unnecessary and long words, and, at last, it came to have the meaning which we now give it...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Roswell Park
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79717-7
Barcode: 9780217797177
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
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Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 0-217-79717-2

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