In order to stop the spread of French in the intellectual life, Empress Maria Fyodorovna opened a “class of tutoresses” in Moscow’s Foster Home to train home teachers able to replace foreign tutors in the noble families. As a result young women, who not only did not have any idea about the noble way of life, but most of them have not ever lived in a family, had to convey the aristocratic culture ideals to the provincial nobility. Maya Lavrinovich examines the education of said tutoresses.
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Max Weber Stiftung (2014, 21. November). Maya Lavrinovich: “‘…You Will Find in Your Masters Your Protectors and in the Children Entrusted to You – Your Friends…’: How a ‘New Breed’ of Governesses for Noble Children was Trained at the Beginning of the 19th Century” Ideal of Education among the European Nobilities (17th - Early 19th Century). Abgerufen am 21. Februar 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/o32p