Modeled on Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places, the International Dictionary of University Histories provides basic information on 200 institutions--location, description, sources of further ...
information--followed by an extensive 3000 to 5000 word essay on each university's history. Entries on each university conclude with a Further Reading list, and most entries are illustrated.
Coverage is world-wide, and entries range from the great medieval institutions (Oxford, Heidelberg, the Sorbonne) to the great historic universities of the United States, to the newer universities of Australia and South Africa, to the lesser-known universities of India, China, and Japan.
More than 200 writers, researchers and archival departments of the universities themselves have contributed to the Dictionary. Entries include those universities with the most fascinating histories and those that have played important roles in the development of their own countries and in the furtherance of world scholarship.