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Peregrinatio academica
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1. Definition

The terminology of the peregrinatio academica (Latin, “study tour”) suggests medieval pilgrimages (Latin peregrinationes); the phrase denotes travel abroad by students, primarily for the purpose of scholarly study. The phenomenon is as old as the Western universities, though it was not necessarily tied to the institution of the university. As long as many countries and territories did not have their own institutions of higher education (Bildung), studen…

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Giese, Simone, “Peregrinatio academica”, 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 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025376>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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