550 Years of the University of Basel
Why was 550 years ago a university founded in Basel? What happened to this academic institution in later centuries? Can one identify phases within that history in which interesting responses to the continuing challenges occurred? Conceived in parallel to the same author’s more comprehensive German edition, entitled ‹Orte des Wissens› (Sites of Knowledge), the present English version provides an international readership with answers to the history of the oldest university in Switzerland. Copiously illustrated, this edition also conveys a vivid visual impression of the exciting physical development of a university rich in tradition and situated where three nations - France, Germany, and Switzerland - meet at the heart of Europe.