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Matriculation, university
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1. Definition

Almost all institutions of higher education in pre-modern Europe possessed matriculation registers in book or scroll form (Latin matricula, “roster, register”). The general university register served as a list of all individuals belonging to the community entitled to the rights and privileges of a university. To distinguish it from registers of other types (see 3. below), the general university register was also called th…

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Häcker, Susanne and Lang, Florian, “Matriculation, university”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021010>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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