The Education of Aleksei

Katherine Pickering Antonova

in An Ordinary Marriage

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199796991
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979721 | DOI:
The Education of Aleksei

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This chapter argues that Andrei defined his primary social and family role as moral educator because he believed that the upbringing of children to be devout, conscientious, and rational imperial subjects devoted to duty, and well-versed in the nature of their social roles was the best and only solution to Russia’s social and economic problems. The chapter examines Andrei’s education of his son, and how Andrei understood his role as husband and father through the lens of vospitanie, i.e., of the masculine role as moral educator of children. The chapter examines in detail the content of Andrei’s educational program, Aleksei’s own accounts of it, and how this education was reflected in the adult Aleksei.

Keywords: education; enlightenment; masculinity; geography; reading; play; childhood

Chapter.  13581 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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