Chapter 6

University of Salamanca


This chapter tells the tale of the University of Salamanca, one of Spain’s and Europe’s oldest, continuously operating universities. The university’s glory days coincided with the Spanish Golden Age (the period from the late 15th to 17th centuries). Like many other ancient universities, Salamanca had its ups and downs but navigated political and financial storms, and is today a thriving, cosmopolitan institution.


Salamanca; Spain; Architecture; Religion; Student riots; Siglo de Oro; Los Reyes Católicos; Colonization; Examinations
The University of Salamanca is one of the oldest European universities in continuous existence, its octocentenary to be celebrated in 2018, though as with other Ancients, ...

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