LJMedA01 Introduction to Medieval Latin

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
PROGRAM ( N - LJ_ ) || PROGRAM ( N - LJU_ ) || PROGRAM ( N - LLS_ ) || LJBcSZk Bachelor's State Exam
Thorough knowledge of Latin grammar within the scope required for the B.A. examination in Latin Language and Literature.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Medieval Latin is a historical, cultural and linguistic phenomenon that is a direct successor of Latin language and literature of Classical antiquity. The course aims at introducing the students to basics of this continuity as well as to detailed explanations of selected phenomena.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course studens will be able to:
- explain the continuity between Classical and medieval Latin;
- point out the main characteristics of development of Medieval Latin;
- describe the forms of Medieval Latin prose and poetry;
- evaluate the importance of the Bible for Medieval Latin literature;
- apply the information about medieval primary sources and scholarly literature in their further studies.
  • 1. Definition and chronology of Medieval Latin studies.
  • 2. History of Medieval Latin studies.
  • 3. Constitutive elements of Medieval Latin (Classical, Vulgar and Christian Latin).
  • 4. Dictionaries and other basic tools for the study of Medieval Latin.
  • 5. Status of the Latin language in the late Roman Empire.
  • 6. Forms and genres of Medieval Latin prose.
  • 7. Forms of Medieval Latin poetry (metrical, rhythmical and rhythm-metrical poetry).
  • SEMINAR: Reading, translation and analysis of selected texts.
    required literature
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Texty ke cvičením ze středověké latiny. Dotisk. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity. 87 pp. 1996. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Středověká latina (Medieval Latin). První vyd. Praha: KLP. 164 pp. 654,2. ISBN 80-85917-82-3. 2002. info
    recommended literature
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Latinská literatura českého středověku do roku 1400. Praha: Vyšehrad. 368 pp. ISBN 80-7021-305-1. 2000. info
  • STRECKER, Karl. Einführung in das Mittellatein. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung. 42 s. 1928. info
  • The Oxford handbook of medieval Latin literature. Edited by Ralph J. Hexter - David Townsend. Oxford: Oxford University Press. xvii, 636. ISBN 9780195394016. 2012. info
    not specified
  • SPUNAR, Pavel. Kultura středověku. 2. pozměn. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Academia. 226 s. ISBN 8020005471. 1995. info
  • LE GOFF, Jacques. Kultura středověké Evropy. Translated by Josef Čermák. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon. 747 s. ISBN 8020702067. 1991. info
  • VIDMANOVÁ, Anežka. Laborintus :latinská literatura středověkých Čech. Vyd. 1. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press. 222 s. ISBN 80-901508-6-1. 1994. info
  • NORBERG, Dag. Manuel pratique du latin médiéval. Paris, 1968. info
  • LANGOSCH, Karl. Lateinisches Mittelalter (Einleitung in Sprache und Literatur). Darmstadt, 1988. info
Teaching methods
Lecture and seminar: individual topics are illustrated on practical examples; students read selected Latin texts as well as primary sources (mastering basics of working with old prints and medieval manuscripts).
Assessment methods
Regular attendance and active class participation (attenadance min. 75%); presentation of a selected text; fulfillment of continuous assignements.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Předmět je povinný pro studenty latinské medievistiky, pro studenty klasické latiny volitelný.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2023.
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