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By Andrew L. Thomas

This ebook examines the intersection among non secular trust, dynastic goals, and past due Renaissance courtroom tradition in the major branches of Germany's so much storied ruling condo, the Wittelsbach dynasty. Their impression touched many beaches from the coa

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An important yardstick in measuring the distance will be the comparison between the educational primary sources associated with the Wittelsbach rulers for their children during the confessional age with those of the shared Renaissance paradigm for princely education that predated the confessional splits within the dynasty. This shared paradigm was embodied primarily in Desiderius Erasmus’s The Education of a Christian Prince for Wittelsbach males and in Juan Luis Vives’s The Instruction of a Christian Woman for Wittelsbach females.

38 Desiderius Erasmus, The Education of a Christian Prince, trans. Neil Cheshire and ed. Lisa Jardine, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, eds. Reymond Geuss and Quentin Skinner (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 2; all further quotes from Erasmus will come from this edition. 39 Wilhelm V, Bevelch und Instruktion auf beder unser genedigen Herrn Herzog Maximilian und Herzog Philipsen etc. Hofmeistern und Preceptorn gestellt (Munich, 3 January, 1584), in Geschichte der Erziehung der Bayerischen Wittelsbacher von den frühesten Zeiten bis 1750: Urkunden, ed.

Their father, Ruprecht “the Virtuous” had been an important figure in the Bavarian War of 1504. The Bavarian War began after the death of his father-in-law, Duke Georg of Bavaria-Landshut, when Ruprecht attempted to keep his father-in-law’s inheritance which Georg had bestowed on Ruprecht and Elisabeth. According to Wittelsbach custom and treaty, it should have gone to Georg’s cousin, Duke Albrecht IV of Bavaria-Munich. 28 Nevertheless, in 1529 reconciliation occurred when Ottheinrich married the daughter of Albrecht IV, Susanna of Bavaria.

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