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When considering Regensburg specifically, the fifteenth century appears to have been a particularly active period in the schools. The Benedictine monasteries of Prüll and St. Emmeram, as well as the Franciscan convent of St. Salvatore, all employed secular, university-trained schoolmasters. The schools of the Alte Kapelle and Cathedral were also frequently headed by university-trained scholars. Evidence from Regensburg also suggests that the recent scholarly trend minimizing the role played by the mendicant orders in civic education, overlooks the essential connections between city and convent. The mendicants also played a role in the education of women. The purpose of education and the motives of the students of course varied widely, ranging from the amor sciendi famously described by Herbert Grundmann, to the avarice of the turgid lawyers loathed by Conrad of Megenberg.

Keywords:Alte Kapelle; Regensburg city; St. Emmeram



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