In his presentation Andrey Prokopiev talks about the dualism of commitment to the church and openness to non-denominational social and intellectual values within the educational system in Germany starting in the 16th century. The emphasis of the education was often on religious studies so the potential heir to the throne was a firm Protestant despite the physicophilosophical progress of the Renaissance.
The French nobility of the 17th century can be divided into Sword Nobles and Robe Nobles. Whereas the former were (supposedly) heirs of the heirs of the Cevalerie the latter had bought their titles from the king. In her presentation Annie Bruter points out the similarities and differences in the education of both types of nobilities.
In her talk Anna Vyacheslavovna Stogova traces the evolution of the idea of friendship. During the second half of the 17th and the early 18th century the idea of friendship transforms from an emotional affection to a virtue of the truly educated.
In her talk Olga Khavanova traces parts of the history by highlighting the tensions the Therasianum in Vienna, the leading institution for Catholic noble elites of the Habsburg monarchy during the second half of the 18th century. Because of the proximity to the court, „noble exercise“ training was taught but there were also lectures on law, military and politics.
Maciej Serwański explores the influence of French culture on Polish Nobility. By studying in France young Poles of the wealthy families familiarized themselves with French culture and ideology. When returning home to Poland they brought their ideas with them. The talk demonstrate that these French aspects were present in the patterns of the education of the Polish nobility.