LJMedB31 Textual Culture of the Czech Reformation

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s) (plus 1 for the colloquium). Recommended Type of Completion: z (credit). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Lucie Mazalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
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
In this course, the students will gain knowledge about the most accentuated topics of the Czech Reformation.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, a student will be able to:
- describe general literary and historical context of the Czech Reformation
- identify the main representatives of the early Czech Reformation and their works
- analyze the main ideas written or pronounced by both reformers and their opponents
- describe an echo of reformatory thinking at the university and in the laic's area
- understand the influence of the early Czech Reformation on the Hussites movement
- understand the relationship between the Czech Reformation and "reformations" in other medieval European lands
Syllabus
  • 1. The so-called Hus´s predecessors (Conrad Waldhauser, Milíč of Kroměříž, Matěj of Janov)
  • 2. The Prague University as a space for reading, discussion and controversy (curriculum, influence of John Wyclif's books)
  • 3. Preaching as a reaction to the contemporary social and ecclesiastical problems (Latin synodal critique, Czech sermons in the Bethlehem´s chapel)
  • 4. Communication, street parades and demonstrations (the Antichrist critique, pilgrimage in the hills)
  • 5. Iconoclasm
  • 6. Burning books and heretics (Jan Hus and Jerome of Prague)
  • 7. Situation in the German lands (Martin Luther)
  • 8. Opponents and critics
  • 9. Trends and streams of the Hussite movement
Literature
    recommended literature
  • A companion to the Hussites. Edited by Michael Van Dussen and Pavel Soukup. Boston: Brill, 2020.
  • MARIN, Olivier. Geneze pražského reformního hnutí (1360-1419). Translated by Karolína Srncová. Vydání první. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, Nakladatelství Karolinum. 521 stran. ISBN 9788024631363. 2017. URL info
  • A companion to Jan Hus. Edited by František Šmahel - Ota Pavlíček. Leiden: Brill. x, 447. ISBN 9789004280557. 2015. info
  • KRMÍČKOVÁ, Helena, Lucie MAZALOVÁ, Petra MUTLOVÁ and Pavel ŠEVČÍK. Pro defensa veritatis evangelice (For defending the true of the gospel). 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 155 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-8023-2. 2015. info
  • ŠMAHEL, František. Jan Hus : život a dílo. Vydání první. Praha: Argo. 312 stran. ISBN 9788025708750. 2013. info
    not specified
  • MAZALOVÁ, Lucie. Eschatologie v díle Jana Husa (Eschatology in the Work of Jan Hus). Vydání první. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 370 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity; 432. ISBN 978-80-210-7953-3. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-7953-2015. 2015. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana and Jana FUKSOVÁ. Mistr Jan Hus v polemice a za katedrou (Jan Hus polemicising and lecturing). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 122 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, sv. 431. ISBN 978-80-210-7873-4. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-7873-2015. 2015. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana and Jana FUKSOVÁ. Mistr Jan Hus v polemice a za katedrou. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 122 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, sv. 431. ISBN 978-80-210-7873-4. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-7873-2015. 2015. Munishop Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • A companion to John Wyclif : late medieval theologian. Edited by Ian Christopher Levy. Leiden: Brill. xix, 489. ISBN 9004150072. 2006. info
  • KEJŘ, Jiří. Z počátků české reformace. 1. vyd. Brno: L.Marek. 271 s. ISBN 8086263819. 2006. info
Teaching methods
Lecture and discussion with the students
Assessment methods
Final written test, 65% of correct answers is needed to pass the exam.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2024, recent)
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