The here is a lively history of life in the ""academic"" world of Daly treats the reader to a perceptive analysis of the , and how the teachers were the schools in doing of famous savants, such as John of Sallsbury showing how students these great teachers gave impetus to the movements which great medieval universities. The early theological bent of the University of and the official sanction of Innocent III, the asceudancy of the University of incipient constitutional democracy in the form of student nations and elsewhere, are treated in sprightly style. The derivation of seen as inherent in the primitive forms established on the student at this early time in history. Father Daly succeeds in portraying the continuity of and finding knowledge. Though methods, studies and increased facilities added, basically the essential idea of the medieval university -- where an apparently become a master of it -- has remained the same. This book stands as a of the ingredients of the modern university, probably the most medieval of our institutions.