Horizontal Learning in the High Middle Ages: Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Transfer in Religious Communities
Long, Micol (editor)
Snijders, Tjamke (editor)
Vanderputten, Steven (editor)
The history of medieval learning has been studied both as a vertical master-student phenomenon, and as part of a broad 'educational environment'. This volume centers on the ways in which cohabiting peers learned and taught one another in a dialectical process - how they acquired knowledge and skills, but also how they developed concepts, beliefs, and adapted their behavior to suit the group: everything that could mold a person into an efficient member of the community. This process of 'horizontal learning' emerges as an important aspect of the medieval learning experience.
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Publication date and placeAmsterdam, 2019
Social & cultural history