If the loss of autonomy really will be considered a decline, the direct form of control of the church in century XIII did not allow some ascension. Or then, in the truth, we had the bankruptcy of a university, as well as many medieval institutions, for the ascension of another type? Jacques Verger does not demonstrate this look of rupture, but explicit that the university if modified with passing of the centuries and fed the church with theologians, the state with jurists to take care of its pendencies and contributed for the scientific study, mainly in the medicine area. While the clerical culture tries to universalizar itself with the use of its official language, the Latin, the regional growth of the universities provided other types of autonomy never before had. Another important point considered boarded for Verger was to emphasize that the universities formed the elite who future would govern files of legal documents public offices and ecclesiastical. Therefore it did not have a democratic university, and yes exclusa, this compared with the university system contemporary, in view of whom it stops the period could be considered democratic. In end, this intelectualizao in the church and the state would serve, during certain time, to balance the forces between the increasing mercantilista economy and the traditional religious values of the Average Age. The reason of being of the universities in the words of Jacques Verger contemplates an interesting and explicativa amalgam that if to become convidativa for the reading of its workmanships, in the chance of an extensive and still more systematic boarding. To know the university in its totality is the chance that the contemporaneidade has to exactly know the Age and itself Average, is part of the culture and still more of a mentality.
Certainly, the diverse looks considered for Jacques Verger leave them cliente of the care when classifying and to criticize the origin and contribution of the university for the society occidental person, it could not leave of being product of its time, nor so little to break up itself total of its original characteristics with passing of the centuries. They do not remain doubts on the fulfilment of its strict necessary function to the aspirations of the Decrease Average Age: ‘ ‘ To move away clouds from the ignorance, to waste the darknesses of the error, to place acts and workmanships to the light of the truth, to exaltar the name of God and the faith catholic …, to be useful to the community and the individuals, to increase the happiness of homens’ ‘ (Papal brief of foundation of the University of Colony, in 21 of May of 1388). BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES FRANK JR, Hilrio. Average age, birth of ocidente.