PV1B122 Imperial diplomatics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, 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
Timetable
Mon 14:00–15:40 B2.32
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PV1A117 Imperial Diplomatics &&! NOW ( PV1A117 Imperial Diplomatics )
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
This course aims to acquaint students with the development of official Medieval Roman documents, particularly those of the Roman-German emperors and kings, while taking into account the roots of Medieval imperial diplomatics – the diplomatics of the late-ancient Western Roman emperors and Frankish kings in the period before the renewal of the Western empire. The course structure is based on the chronological development of the Medieval Roman-German empire. For each of the periods there will be an examination of the typology of dispatched as well as internal documents (systematic diplomatics), an analysis of external and internal symbols (analytical diplomatics), as well as the process of the development of charters and other official documents within the wider context of the history of administration and Medieval society and culture (genetic diplomatics). Attention will focus on the history of publishing editions of Medieval imperial charters and practical work with available editions and online sources.
Learning outcomes
Students who complete the course will be able to:
- Explain the differences between individual types of imperial charters and other dispatched documents, and describe their external and internal symbols,
- Typologically arrange and describe the most important examples of internal documents, including administrative books (concepts, the imperial abstracts, collections of forms),
- Understand the main stages in the development of the imperial chancellery within the context of the history of the Medieval empire, understand how it operated and the process by which documents developed,
- Understand the history of publishing imperial charters and other documents, as well as be familiar with the available editions, abstracts and online sources.
Syllabus
  • 1) Diplomatics of the ancient Roman emperors (lecture and seminar)
  • 2) Editions of Medieval imperial charters (lecture + assignment for the following seminar)
  • 3) Editions of Medieval imperial charters (seminar)
  • 4) The Medieval empire as a universal power (lecture) Diplomatics of the Frankish Merovingians (lecture + assignment for the following seminar)
  • 5) Diplomatics from the Carolingians to Lothair III. (lecture)
  • 6) Diplomatics from the Carolingians to Lothair III. (seminar)
  • 7) Diplomatics from the Staufens to the interregnum (lecture)
  • 8) Diplomatics from the Staufens to the interregnum (seminar)
  • 9) Diplomatics from Rudolph I to Ludwig the Bavarian (lecture and seminar)
  • 10) Diplomatics from Charles IV to Frederick III – the chancellery and internal documents (lecture)
  • 11) Diplomatics from Charles IV to Frederick III – dispatched documents (lecture)
  • 12) Diplomatics from Charles IV to Frederick III (seminar)
Literature
  • VOGTHERR, Thomas: Urkundenlehre. Basiswissen. Hannover 2008
  • BRESSLAU, Harry. Handbuch der Urkundenlehre für Deutschland und Italien. Bd. 1. 2. Aufl. Leipzig: Veit & Comp., 1912. 746 s. info
  • BRESSLAU, Harry: Handbuch der Urkundenlehre für Deutschland und Italien. 1–2. Reprint 2. vydání. Berlin 1969.
  • ERBEN, Wilhelm, Ludwig SCHMITZ-KALLENBERG and Oswald REDLICH. Urkundenlehre. T. 1. München: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 1907. x, 369 s. info
  • Kaiserurkunden in Abbildungen : Text. Edited by H. von Sybel - Theodor Sickel. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1891. 546 s. info
  • SYBEL, Heinrich von – SICKEL, Theodor (ed.): Kaiserurkunden in Abbildungen. Text- u. Tafelband. Berlin 1880–1891.
  • LINDER, Theodor. Das Urkundenwesen Karls IV. und seiner Nachfolger : (1346-1437). Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1882. 222 s. info
  • HLAVÁČEK, Ivan. Das Urkunden- und Kanzleiwesen des bömischen und römischen Königs Wenzel (IV.) 1376-1419 :ein Beitrag zur spätmittelalterlichen Diplomatik. Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1970. 507 s., 37. ISBN 3-7772-7003-2. info
  • ERKENS, Franz–Rainer: Über Kanzlei und Kanzler König Sigismunds. Zum Kontinuitätsproblem in der deutschen Königskanzlei unter dem letzten Luxemburger. Archiv für Diplomatik 33, 1987, s. 429-458.
  • HEINIG, Paul-Joachim: Zur Kanzleipraxis unter Kaiser Friedrichs III. Archiv für Diplomatik 31, 1985, s. 383–442.
Teaching methods
Teaching is divided into lectures and seminar lessons. In the seminars, for which students will be given assignments, there will be a presentation of and discussion on document extracts in their authentic form, and also of the available editions and online sources.
Assessment methods
One condition for finishing the course is completing the assignments and actively participating in the lessons. There will be an oral exam at the end of the course, part of which is an analysis of one document, a theoretical question on the development of imperial diplomatics, and a practical question on the publication of editions of imperial charters and online sources.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: Předmět bude od r. 2019 vypisován každé 2 roky.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět s tímto kódem zapisují imatrikulace 2019 a následující.

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