Academy
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The development of formative public institutions was a central element in the history of the modern period. Next to the university, the academy as an institution played a fundamental role in the organization of knowledge and culture.

 

1. Concept

In 387 BC, Plato had acquired a house in a cultural complex north-west of Athens, named after the Attic hero Akademos, for his philosophical school, to which the sanctuary with gymnasium…

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Gierl, Martin, “Academy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 29 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016666>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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