LJMedA02 Bohemian-Latin Medieval Literature - dynasty of Premyslids

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
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
Tue 10:00–11:40 A22, except Tue 16. 4.
PROGRAM ( N - LJ_ ) || PROGRAM ( N - LJU_ ) || PROGRAM ( N - LLS_ ) || LJBcSZk Bachelor's State Exam
B.A. State Exam in Latin Language and Literature or the appropriate knowledge of Latin proved by an exam.
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
The course is an introduction into the subject of Latin literature of the Bohemian Middle Ages from its beginnings to the end of the 13th century.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the history of medieval Latin literature in Bohemia up until the 13th century; to explain the influences of the classical tradition on medieval literature; to describe connections of the Latin literature in Bohemia in this period with the development of the Latin literature in Europe, as well as with the contemporary Old Czech literature; to evaluate the most significant representatives of particular genres of Latin literature in Bohemia in this period; to analyze language and style of selected treatises.
  • 1. Medieval Latin literature in Bohemia (definition, content, development of research).
  • 2. Characteristics of Medieval Latin literature.
  • 3. Development of Bohemian Latin literature until the end of the 13th century: Hagiography (Wenceslas and other legends).
  • 4. Historiography (Cosmas).
  • 5. Religious lyric poetry (hymns, sequences, tropes, cantilenas).
  • 6. "Drama".
  • 7. Sermons.
  • 8. Diplomatics and rhetoric (charters, epistolography, formularies, dictamina).
    required literature
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Latinská literatura českého středověku do roku 1400. Praha: Vyšehrad. 365 pp. 2000. info
  • VIDMANOVÁ, Anežka. Laborintus :latinská literatura středověkých Čech. Vyd. 1. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press. 222 s. ISBN 80-901508-6-1. 1994. info
    recommended literature
  • Europe : a literary history, 1348-1418. Edited by David Wallace. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. xlii, 844. ISBN 9780199580026. 2016. info
  • Středověká latinská literatura (6.-15. století) : příručka. Edited by Claudio Leonardi. Vydání první. Praha: Academia. 502 stran. ISBN 9788020023872. 2014. 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
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Středověká latina (Medieval Latin). První vyd. Praha: KLP. 164 pp. 654,2. ISBN 80-85917-82-3. 2002. info
  • SPUNAR, Pavel. Kultura středověku. 2. pozměn. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Academia. 226 s. ISBN 8020005471. 1995. info
Teaching methods
Lecture on the selected topics; discussion over selected works of the authors analyzed in the classes; reading of selected texts.
Assessment methods
Colloquy: Regular attendance and active class participation (min. 75%); regular preparations of translations and interpretation of selected texts.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
Addition to literature: L. Mazalová, Čítanka snadných textů ze středověké latiny. Brno: MU, 2014.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2024.
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