Medieval Education

An Epitome

Sarah B. Lynch

Focusing on elementary and grammar education, this volume will introduce readers to the forms and function of medieval education. While the majority of children in the Middle Ages did not receive any kind of instruction, schools and teachers emerged from the twelfth century to provide schooling in Latin grammar, writing, and arithmetic in order to satisfy a growing demand from parents and authorities. The nature of education (curricula, punishments, timetables) and the people who engaged in it (teachers, pupils, ecclesiastic and secular authorities) will be explored through examples from across medieval Europe.