education and its context. The ambiguous relationship of philosophy and town receives particular attention. Universities were founded in the town, but philosophy is naturally oriented towards contemplation free from physical spaces (topographisch and örtlich). The so-called ius ubique docendi, a prerogative of medieval professors, was potentially a source of conflicts. An emblematic case was the refusal of the faculty of Freiburg to appoint a philosopher from Tübingen, who followed traditional ideas (contrary to the faculty of Freiburg, which followed the new way of Marsilius of Inghen). The paper of Nadja Germann, "Poeten, Propheten und Philosophen: Zu den Anfängen der arabisch-islamischen intellektuellen Kultur" (pp. 6387) tries to answer the question of whether traces of liberal arts can be found in the Islamic-arabic world. Due to their well-known cultural mediation between Greek 28 V. Sanzotta: B. Zimmermann (Hg.), Von ,artes liberales` philosophy and medieval latinity, the Arabs fully participated in the historical mosaic of liberal arts. Nonetheless, as far as the Islamic East is concerned, one has to point out that Islamic-arabic intellectual culture mainly drew from the so-called adab-Bildung, whose model was pre-islamic poetry and not Greek culture. Philosophical matters which came into the curricula never had the
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