PV1B121 Papal Diplomatics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Jan Hrdina, Ph.D. (lecturer), Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Šmídová Malárová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jan Hrdina, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
each odd Thursday 14:00–17:40 B2.24
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Introduction to Diplomatics, elementary knowledge of Latin, pre-intermediate level of reading documents from the 12th to 15th centuries.
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
This course will examine the activities of the papal chancery and other curial offices (the papal chamber, penitentiary, audientia litterarum contradictorum, Datary, secretariat of briefs) and with the written output of these offices from the 10th to the start of the 16th century, with a focus on the High and Late Middle Ages.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- summarize the basic characteristics of the main periods of papal diplomatics
- define the current research trends in papal diplomatics
- characterise the discipline’s source base (Vatican Secret Archives, papal register, documents preserved by recipients)
- work with the basic editions of papal documents (especially Monumenta Vaticana Bohemiae)
- reliably recognise the types of papal documents and the means of dispatching documents
- create a basic abstract of standardized papal documents for Czech recipients
  • 1) A brief history of the discipline, literature for the topic; 2) The papal chancery, a typology of documents and their despatch, the papal register; 3) The Vatican archives and Czech research in Rome; 4) Accessing curial documents – universal, national and provincial editions (in particular Monumenta Bohemiae Vaticana), collections of originally preserved charters (Censimento); 5) Current research trends in papal diplomatics, online access (Monasterium, Regesta Pontificum Romanorum)
  • Thomas Frenz, Papsturkunden des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit, 2. Aufl., Stuttgart 2000.
  • Waldemar Könighaus (ed.) Regesta Pontificum Romanorum: Bohemia-Moravia Ponficicia…, Göttingen 2011
  • Monumenta Vaticana res gestas Bohemicas illustrantia: Prodromus, T. I–VII, Praha 1903–2003
  • Zdeňka Hledíková – Anna Skýbová, Opět „In margine českého výzkumu v archivech vatikánských“, in: In memoriam Zdeňka Fialy. Z pomocných věd historických, Praha 1978, s. 259−287
  • PÁNEK, Jaroslav. Ad fontes :the Czech Historical Institute in Rome (1994-2014) in the context of Czech research in Italy and the Vatican in the 19th - 21th centuries. Praha: Historický ústav AV ČR, 2014. 215 stran. ISBN 9788072862511. info
  • Kamil Krofta, Kurie a církevní správa v zemích českých, ČČH 10, 12,14, 1904, 1906, 1908
  • HLEDÍKOVÁ, Zdeňka. Počátky avignonského papežství a české země. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2013. 295 s. ISBN 9788024621746. info
  • Jaroslav Eršil, Správní a finanční vztahy avignonského papežství k českým zemím ve 3. čtvrtině 14. století, Praha 1959
  • HRUBOŇ, Pavel and Richard PSÍK. Kancelářské poznámky na papežských listinách v období 1378-1417 na příkladu listin dochovaných v moravských archivech. Ostrava: Vivarium, 2013. 198 stran. ISBN 9788074642562. info
  • Aleš Pořízka, Repertorium Poenitentiariae Germanicum. Středověká papežská penitenciárie opět v centru pozornosti, Mediaevalia Historica Bohemica 8, 2001, s. 97–120
  • ELBEL, Petr. Die Besetzungen der Pfarreien in der Diözese Olmütz durch die päpstliche Kurie im Spätmittelalter (1389-1447) (The filling of the vacated parishes in the bishopric of Olomouc in the Late middle ages through the papal curia (1389-1447)). In Pfarreien im Mittelalter. Deutschland, Polen, Tschechien und Ungarn im Vergleich. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 2008. p. 363-515. Veröff. d. Max-Planck-Instituts für Geschichte 238. ISBN 978-3-525-35892-4. info
  • KALOUS, Antonín. Plenitudo potestatis in partibus? : papežští legáti a nunciové ve střední Evropě na konci středověku (1450-1526). Vyd. 1. Brno: Matice moravská, 2010. 446 s. ISBN 9788086488752. info
Teaching methods
The first hour will be in the form of a lecture, the second as a seminar. The reading and the seminar will be largely based on diplomatic material designated for recipients on the territory of the Czech state, both in editions and reproductions.
Assessment methods
Colloquium + short seminar work based on selected diplomatic material for recipients from the Czech lands (diplomatic analysis, preservation, functional application, placing within an ecclesiastical-legal and cultural-historical context).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
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