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Deposition (academic)
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Like other corporatively organized associations of person in the premodern period, the masters and students developed specific forms of socialization and living and formed status groups both within their universities and in society. The pontifical and imperial privileges enjoyed by the universities (Academic freedom) endowed their lifestyles with legal status and incorporated them as a distinct estate in the formation of society. Inclusion in these groups thus had substantial legal and social consequences and had to be communicated vi…

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Rasche, Ulrich, “Deposition (academic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018249>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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