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The Origins of Higher Learning
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Introduction 1. From the Tigris to the Tiber: early knowledge networks 2. From the Indus to the Ganges: the spread of higher learning in ancient India 3. Along the Yellow River: the origins of higher learning in ancient China 4. Higher learning in ancient Korea, Vietnam and Japan 5. The coming of Islam 6. The golden age of Islam 7. The westward spread of Islam 8. Europe: a medieval backwater? 9. Conclusion: knowledge networks and the origins of higher learning

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Roy Lowe was Head of the Department of Education at the University of Wales, Swansea. In 2002 he was awarded an OBE for `outstanding management'. He was for several years President of the UK History of Education Society and has published extensively on the history of schools and universities. Yoshihito Yasuhara is Professor and Director of the Hiroshima Study Centre, Open University of Japan and Emeritus Professor, the University of Hiroshima. He has published extensively in both Japanese and English on the reform of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

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