As a privileged association of persons (Academic freedom), the medieval and early modern university comprised significantly more members than just professors and students. As cives academici, (“citizens of the university”), various other groups came within university jurisdiction and were thus exempt from outside legal access to their academic environment . The right of university citizenship was acquired by entry into the university register (Matriculation, university), payment of a fee, and swearing a special oath.
Depending on their functions, cives academic…
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“Cives academici”, 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 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_029325>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907