The College of Navarre was one of the colleges of the historic University of Paris, rivaling the Sorbonne and renowned for its library. It was founded by Queen Joan I of Navarre in 1305, who provided for three departments, the arts with 20 students, philosophy with 30 and theology with 20 students.

The students were required to speak and write only in Latin, wore a uniform and all subjects had to be learned by rote. Only after graduation were students allowed to write using their own words or discuss the subjects.


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