Výchova a vzdělávání českobratrské šlechty : příspěvek ke konfesionalizaci nobility v 16. a raném 17. století
Upbringing and education of the Czech Brethren Nobility : Contribution to the confessionalization of the nobility in the 16th and the early 17th century
Based on an analysis of official, private and literary sources, the presented study deals with various forms of education of the Unity of Brethren nobility during the period preceding the Battle of White Mountain, namely from its beginning in the so called fraucimor (women’s quarters), through school education both in the Czech Lands and abroad, up to the grand tours which were the conclusion of the educational process of the nobility. Attention is paid not only to boys but also to girls. The last part of the study deals with the links between the upbringing and education of the Unity of Brethren nobility and their confessional identity. It focuses mainly on various influences that could affect the children and youth. However, at the same time, it maintains that the influence of personal and other factors on the creation of confessional identity of individuals from the noble ranks of the 16th and early 17th century is rather difficult to decipher.