AR1A312 Latin Script and Book Culture in the Middle Ages II (1200-1500)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AR1A311 Latin Script and Book Cult.I &&! NOWANY ( PV1A312 Lat. Script and Book Cult. II )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This series of lectures and seminars is based on methods of Latin paleography, codicology and epigraphy and aims to provide students with a basic overview of the development of Latin script in the period from the 13th to the end of the 15th century. For this period of history, students should become familiar with: a) the typology and dating of Latin books, documents and inscriptions in the period from Early Gothic to the end of the Middle Ages; b) paleographic characteristics of individual script types of this era; c) paleographic analysis and comparisons; d ) the transcription of high and late medieval Latin texts; e) an overview of basic literature and editions, including the history of research on the Latin script of this period; f) the typology of diplomatic and literary Latin texts largely associated with genre innovations of the 14th century related to the establishment of the University of Prague and the early Czech reformation.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- apply their knowledge of the development of script from the 13th to the 15th century to specific sources, particularly for dating undated texts and determining their possible provenance;
- transcribe and prepare selected original Latin, Middle High German and Old Czech texts from the period 1200–1500 for a critical edition;
- read and analyse original Latin, sMiddle High German and Old Czech texts (inscriptions, books and charters) from the period 1200–1500.
Syllabus
  • Gothic minuscule.
  • Gothic diplomatic minuscule.
  • Gothic diplomatic semi-cursive and cursive script.
  • Gothic literary cursive.
  • Treatise literature of the University of Prague and its manuscript tradition (functional manuscript).
  • Bastarda.
  • Humanist script in the Czech lands in the Middle Ages (hybrid script).
Literature
  • HAVEL, Dalibor and Helena KRMÍČKOVÁ. Paleografická čítanka : literární texty (Palaeographical reader : literary texts). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 121 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7081-3. 2014. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • PÁTKOVÁ, Hana. Česká středověká paleografie. Vydání první. České Budějovice: Veduta. 278 stran. ISBN 9788086829388. 2008. info
  • PÁTKOVÁ, Hana. Cvičení z pozdně středověké paleografie. Vyd. 1. Dolní Břežany: Scriptorium. 30 s. ISBN 8086197190. 2001. info
  • PÁTKOVÁ, Hana: Album pozdně středověkého písma 1–14. Dolní Břežany 2002–2013.
  • PRAŽÁK, Jiří: Názvosloví knižních písem v českých zemích I. 11. – 13. století a II. 13. – 15. století, in: J. Pražák, Výbor kodikologických a paleografických rozprav a studií. Praha 2006, s. 119–134 a 135–152.
  • PRAŽÁK, Jiří: Latinské písmo v českých zemích od 11. do 16. století. Přílohy AČ 20, 1970 – AČ 27, 1977.
  • DRAGOUN, Michal. Středověké rukopisy v českých zemích : handbušek kodikologa. Vydání první. V Praze: Scriptorium. 189 stran. ISBN 9788088013754. 2018. info
  • HLAVÁČEK, Ivan. Úvod do latinské kodikologie. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha: Karolinum. 96 s. ISBN 80-7066-883-0. 1994. info
  • HLAVÁČEK, Ivan. Knihy a knihovny v českém středověku : (studie k jejich dějinám do husitství). I. vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum. 395 stran. ISBN 8024609177. 2005. info
  • KLUGE, Mathias Franc: Handschriftern des Mittelalters. Grundwissen Kodikologie und Paläographie. Ostfildern 2015.
  • ROHÁČEK, Jiří. Epigrafika v památkové péči. 1. vyd. Praha: Národní památkový ústav, ústřední pracoviště. 102 s. ISBN 9788087104118. 2007. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars, with the active participation of students.
Assessment methods
Written test and oral exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Doporučeno zároveň absolvovat PV1A312a Lektura středověkého písma II.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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