Andrey Prokopiev: “Between Confessional and Social Standards: Education of the German Nobility in 16th – 17th Centuries”

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.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Annie Bruter: “Robe and Sword Nobles in 17th Century France: Two Conflicting Educational Ideals?”

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.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Anna V. Stogova: “Friendship as a Behavioral Imperative in England and France in the Second Half of the 17th – Early 18th Century”

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.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Olga Khavanova: “Innate Nobleness and erudite superiority: The Theresianum in Vienna as the Educational Ideal of the Nobility in the Second Half of the 18th Century”

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.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Stefan Lehr: “‘L’éducation est le principal objet’ [‘Education is the main object’]. The practice of education in the noble families of Golitsyn and Apraxine (1780-1840)”

Stefan Lehr traces the education practices of Russian nobility through three generations of a familiy, starting with Princess Natalia Petrovna and Prince Vladimir Borisovich Golitsyn.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Maciej Serwański: “French Aspects in the Educational Pattern of the Polish Nobility in the 17th Century”

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.

You can find the entire abstract here.

Livestream: II. Models, Transfers, Critics and Resistance

Chair: Denis Sdvižkov

15:15 – 16:30

  1. CERMAN Ivo (South Bohemia), Moral Education Among the Bohemian Aristocracy (ENG)
  2. GREEN Michaёl (Mainz), Family and Tutorship: Educational Values of the Orange-Nassau Family in the United Provinces (1628-1670) (ENG)
  3. KISLOVA Ekaterina (Moscow), Educational Models Among the Clergy and the Nobility in the 18th Century Russia (RUS)

II. Модели, трансферы, критика и сопротивление
Председатель: Денис Сдвижков

  1. ЦЕРМАН Иво (Южная Богемия), Моральное воспитание аристократии в Богемии (ENG)
  2. ГРИН Микаэль (Майнц), Семья и гувернеры: воспитательные ценности семьи Оранж-Нассау в Республике Соединенных Провинций (1628-1670) (ENG)
  3. КИСЛОВА Екатерина (Москва), Модели образования в церковной и дворянской среде в России XVIII века  (RUS)