AR1B29 Patrimony Administration

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jiří Smitka (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Smitka
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
each odd Wednesday 16:00–17:40 B2.11
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to clarify the basic terms and principles of operation of patrimonial (lordly) administration as an organ of the self-administration of lordly dominions and first-instance (so-called transferred) administration in the field of politics and the exercise of judicial administration in the Czech lands from the early Middle Ages to the year 1848 (or 1850) with minor extensions up to the year 1918.
Learning outcomes
Student after completing the course will be able to:
- understand one of the main areas in the history of administration in Bohemia and Moravia;
- recognize, identify and interpret the key sources for the history of the subject and rural history before 1850 in general;
- describe the differences in the development of seignorial and municipal administration in Bohemia and Moravia;
- write an individual essay on the history of seignorial administration;
- familiarize themselves with the archive collections of the large estates, their central administration and the family archives of their owners;
- describe the fundamental changes in land ownership and be familiar with the public libraries in the Czech lands;
- competently assess the possibilities for a dissertation work either directly on the subject taught or an issue which in some way touches on the subject - understand the wide range of sources and academic literature on seignorial administration in all its forms
  • General introduction and basic concepts;
  • Land tenure;
  • Cadastres and urbaria;
  • Patrimony authorities and officials;
  • Documents arising from the activities of patrimony authorities;
  • Capital punishment in the judiciary
    recommended literature
  • HLEDÍKOVÁ, Zdeňka, Jan JANÁK and Jan DOBEŠ. Dějiny správy v českých zemích : od počátků státu po současnost. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2007. 570 s. ISBN 9788071069065. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Producing an independent seminar paper based on academic literature or sources.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught last offered.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět s tímto kódem se na jaře 2021 vypisuje naposledy.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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