PV2B101 Reading German Medieval Charters II – Private Charters

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
4/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Dr. phil. Karel Hruza (lecturer), Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D. (deputy)
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
each odd Tuesday 12:00–15:40 B2.41
Requirements: an andvanced knowledge of the German language, since the tutorial will be held in German.
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
The aim of the seminar is to gain advanced knowledge of the medieval German used in the charters and their comparison to latin examples, especially of the sections that include forms. The students should be able to improve their language and interpretation skills as well as acquiring a wider understanding of the diplomatic terminology in German.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to independently read and interpret Late Medieval charters, letters and other diplomatic sources from princely, aristocratic, patrimonial and town offices written in Early New High German, and use the available language and interpretive dictionaries .
  • In the seminar we will read and discuss different types of charters (Private charters) in German. The templates will consist of facsimiles (original charters and their copies) and editions.
  • BOKOVÁ, Hildegard and Libuše SPÁČILOVÁ. Kurzes frühneuhochdeutsches Glossar zu Quellen aus den böhmischen Ländern. Edited by Václav Bok - Vladimír Spáčil - Jana Kusová. 1. vydání. V Olomouci: Univerzita Palackého, 2003. xxxv, 536. ISBN 802440737X. info
  • LEXER, Matthias von. Mittelhochdeutsches Taschenwörterbuch. Edited by Ulrich Pretzel. 38., unveränderte Aufl. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel, 1992. 504 s. ISBN 3777604933. info
  • MASAŘÍK, Zdeněk. Historická němčina pro archiváře. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1993. 133 s. ISBN 8021008075. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
The seminar will be certified according to the student´s participation during the lessons and a written test at its conclusion, which consists of the transcription and interpretation of a charter.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
General note: Kurz bude probíhat na podzim 2018.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Čtení německých textů v originále. Nutná základní znalost němčiny.

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