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Educating the Christian Prince for Learning and Peace
Central European Cultures
This paper reconstructs the education of Emperor Rudolf II and his brother Ernst in Spain. It emphasizes the essentially political character of humanist educational literature, which was intended to cultivate a learned political elite whose decisions would be guided by good morals and unbiased reason. In order to achieve their educational goals, humanists promoted a scientific approach to the rearing and schooling of children, from observation of their essentially non-adult nature to adaptationdoi:10.47075/cec.2021-1.01 fatcat:hzqf7wcgengndilfc3jgpdwmpq