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Kronprinzenvorträge
(923 words)

1. Introduction

There is a long tradition of instructing heirs to the throne in matters of state and law and appears in almost all European government systems of the early modern period. In the latter half of the 18th century, the royal houses of Europe, under the influence of natural law and the Enlightenment, stressed the importance of this form of princely education (Standesbildung). This is shown particularly by the so-called Kroneprinzenvorträge (“crown prince lectures”) of the Austrian archduke Jose…

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Finkenauer, Thomas, “Kronprinzenvorträge”, 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 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022825>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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