THE TEACHING OF THE JESUITS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ÉVOR: A READING OF THE FIRST STATUTES

2018-12-26T04:07:29Z (GMT) by Francisco António Lourenço Vaz

In this paper we examined the organization of teaching at the University of Évora, founded in 1559 and entrusted to the priests of the Society of Jesus, with the main documentary source Statutes that were in force until 1759. The statutes are a prime source for the study of university education in particular as regards the administrative life, the syllabus and the other aspects of academic life, such as the use of the library, the customs of the students, the parties, public events and international exchange. With reading and analysis of the most relevant documents of the University of history, we intend to make a contribution to the history of university education in Portugal and trace the evolution of the university during the two hundred years of Jesuit education.