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Unlike the city- and private Latin schools operated by the commune, the country schools and so-called fürstenschulen  provided secondary schooling in Protestant Germany that was operated by the state ruler (Territorial sovereignty [Holy Roman Empire]) [5]; [9].

This new type of school was named after the Saxon establishments founded in 1543 and 1550 under Duke (and later Elector) Maurice of Saxony in secularized monasteries in Meissen (St. Afra) [3], Schulpforta (St. Marien), and Grimma (St. Augustin) [10], which were long considered to be among the most important …

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Bruning, Jens, “Fürstenschule”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_019574>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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