I have a question related to reflexive pronouns. As far as I know, in case a subject is the same as the object, the object should be in a reflexive form. However, I ran across the following sentence in which the rule I know doesn't seem to be applied. At the University of Cracow he mastered mathematics and the scientific study of light; he then move to the University of Bologna to study the laws of the Christian Church, to prepare him for the career in the Church he was expected to pursue in his uncle's footsteps. In the above sentence, shouldn't "to prepare him for the career" be "to prepare himself for the career"? Please someone help me figure this out. Thank you.