LJMedC12 Individual Reading: European and Bohemian historiography

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PROGRAM ( N - LLS_ ) || LJBcSZk Bachelor's State Exam
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students are able to understand, translate into Czech and comment on selected passages from a prescribed corpus of medieval Latin historiographical sources.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to understand, translate into Czech and comment on selected passages from medieval Latin historiography and interpret their linguistic characteristics and historical context.
Syllabus
  • 1. Cosmae Pragensis Chronica Bohemorum I
  • 2. Beda Venerabilis, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum I, 1; II, 9, 12–16; III, 1–3; IV, 17–18, 22 (číslování podle Plummerovy edice)
  • 3. Einhard, Vita Caroli Magni (celé)
  • 4. Petr Žitavský, Chronica Aulae regiae I, 94–104, 108–109
  • 5. Working with dictionaries, commentaries and grammar books
  • 6. Linguistic analysis of the texts
  • 7. Interpreting the texts in a wider historical context
Literature
    required literature
  • Einhart: Vita Karoli Magni. Vollständige Ausgabe. 2 Bd. Eingel. und komm. von Franz Xaver Herrmann. Münster 2005.
  • KOSMAS. Die Chronik der Böhmen des Cosmas von Prag. Edited by Bertold Bretholz - Wilhelm Weinberger. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung. xcviii, 29. 1923. info
  • BEDE. Venerabilis Baedae Historiam ecclesiasticam gentis Anglorum historiam abbatum epistolam ad Ecgberctum una cum historia abbatum auctore anonymo. T. 1, Prolegomena et textum continens : Historia ecclesiastica (Unif.) : Opera historica (Variant.). Edited by Charles Plummer. London: Oxford University Press. clxxviii,. 1896. info
    recommended literature
  • Historia ecclesiastica (Unif.) : Venerabilis Baedae Historiam ecclesiasticam gentis Anglorum historiam abbatum epistolam ad Ecgberctum una cum historia abbatum auctore anonymo. T. 1, Prolegomena et textum continens. info
  • Chronicon Aulae Regiae : Kronika Zbraslavská : Zbraslavská kronika. info
  • MUTLOVÁ, Petra, Martyn RADY, János BAK, Pavlína RYCHTEROVÁ, Libor ŠVANDA, Jan HASIL and Irene van RENSWOUDE. Cosmas of Prague : The Chronicle of the Czechs. 1st ed. Budapest - New York: CEU Press. 564 pp. Central European Medieval Texts, vol. 10. ISBN 978-963-386-300-8. 2020. URL info
Teaching methods
The course is not regularly taught during the semester. Individual reading of selected passages, use of dictionaries and other tools, and, if necessary, consultation with the teacher.
Assessment methods
The knowledge of the texts is tested by translating selected passages from Latin into Czech and commenting on their linguistic features and historical and social context. The examination is oral, students have time for preparing the translation. Examination takes place in the examination period as well as during the semester (in the latter case, it is necessary to make appointment personally or by e-mail).
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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