Life on an early modern university campus

by Nick

Thinking of applying to university? Then come to the Duke of Württemberg’s new college at Tübingen, where you can play tennis, fight with swords, and all sorts of other gentlemanly pursuits…

The engravings above are taken from a book by Johann Christoph Neyffer about university life in Germany in the late sixteenth century, and were executed by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600. They are used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence from Peacay‘s wonderful Bibliodyssey blog, where more pictures and further information about their provenance can be found.