LJMedA05 Latin Literature of the Medieval Europe from 5th to 11th century

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Jana Nechutová, CSc. (lecturer), Mgr. Soňa Hudíková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, 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 VP
Thorough knowledge of Latin (in extend of the B. A. State Exam in Latin Language and Literature, but the exam itself is not required).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
At the end of the course, students should be able to explain the development of medieval Latin literature to the 11th century; to name and arrange in a chronological order the main authors of medieval Latin prose and poetry; to describe their work and its importance; to interpret the most important writings of the period.
  • 1) The most important genres of Medieval Latin literature and their development
  • 2) Specific features of medieval literature
  • 3) Preconditions of literary development in the late Roman period
  • 4) Overview of Latin patristics
  • 5) The so-called interim period in different parts of Europe
  • 6) 9th-10th century - Carolingian and Ottonian Renaissance
  • 7) 11th century - the beginnings of golden age of medieval Latin literature
    required literature
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana and Dana STEHLÍKOVÁ. Stručné dějiny latinské literatury středověku (Companion to the Medieval Latin Literature). 1. vyd. Praha: Arista - Baset, 2013. 312 pp. ISBN 978-80-86410-70-8. info
  • CURTIUS, Ernst Robert. Evropská literatura a latinský středověk. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 1998. 738 s. ISBN 80-86138-07-0. info
    recommended literature
  • Slovník latinských spisovatelů. Edited by Eva Kuťáková - Anežka Vidmanová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1984. 718 s. info
    not specified
  • BRUNHÖLZL, Franz. Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters I. München: W. Fink, 1975. info
  • Letteratura latina medievale, (secoli VI-XV) :un manuale. Edited by Ferruccio Bertini - Claudio Leonardi. Firenze: SISMEL, 2002. xii, 512 s. ISBN 88-8450-098-2. info
  • BARTOŇKOVÁ, Daša. (ed., transl.) Gian Biagio Conte: Dějiny římské literatury. (Gian Biago Conte: History of Latin Literature.). 2., revid. a dopl. vydání. Praha: KLP - Koniasch Latin Press, 2008. 800 pp. sine. ISBN 978-80-86791-57-9. info
  • MANITIUS, Max. Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters. München: Beck, 1911. I. info
Teaching methods
Lecture on selected topics; reading of examples from the works of discussed authors.
Assessment methods
Regular attendence and active class participation (min. 75%); presentation of a selected text; oral examination based on one of the texts explained and discussed during seminars.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen studentům magisterského cyklu, ve výjimečných případadech jej lze po dohodě s vyučujícím zapsat semestr před složením státní bakalářské zkoušky.
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