PV2B49 Sources on the History of Jews in the Bohemian Lands in the Early Modern Period

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Pavel Kocman, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavel Kocman, 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
each odd Monday 16:00–19:40 B2.11
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of modern Latin palaeography (reading of the script), basic orientation in the early modern history of administration and in other disciplines of the auxiliary sciences of history (especially diplomatics, chronology, historical metrology, numismatics etc.), a knowledge of the German language is an advantage. Students are also expected to work independently with sources in archives.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
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Course objectives
The course focuses on practical work with sources on the history of Jews in the Czech lands with a focus on the development of the Jewish community in Moravia. By reading extracts from sources, students will learn the basic techniques of critiquing and interpreting sources and edition work.
Learning outcomes
Upon completing the course, the student will be able to:
- identify and critically assess the sources on the history of the Jews;
- define the main concepts from the history of the administration of Jewish communities;
- describe the main tendencies in the historical development of the Jewish community in the Czech lands in relation to the majority of the population;
- independently look for relevant sources on the history of the Jews in archive collections;
- edit a relevant source, interpret it and place this information within the context of the academic literature;
Syllabus
  • 1) Basic typology of sources, introduction to issues;
  • 2) Registers of Jews (urbaria, cadastres, conscriptions);
  • 3) Royal privileges for Jews, assembly resolutions;
  • 4) Manorial privileges for Jewish communities;
  • 5) Structure of the Jewish community;
  • 6) Land registers, registers of births, marriages and deaths;
  • 7) Trade, crafts, leasing of seigniorial enterprises;
  • 8) Anti-Judaism (decrees against Jews, allegations of ritual murder, resolution 1650);
  • 9) Narrative sources – urban chronicles;
  • 10) Maps and plans (isolation, Familiants law), vedute of cities;
  • 11) Preservation of the source, textual critique of the source, interpretation;
  • 12) Foundations of edition work, creation of regesta, topic of the seminar work;
Literature
  • Visi, Tamás, – Marie Krappmann, Alžběta Drexlerová (eds.): Vybrané hebrejské a jidiš prameny k dějinám Židů na Moravě: středověk a raný novověk. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého 2013.
  • Bondy, Bohumil, – František Dvorský: K historii židů v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku 906 až 1620. I.: 906-1576. II.: 1577-1620. Praha: Bohumil Bondy 1906
  • Kocman, Pavel: Soupisy Židů v Čechách a na Moravě v raném novověku a jejich edice jako historický pramen. Přehled edicí a literatury. Český časopis historický 112 (2014), č. 2, s. 295-311.
  • Kocman, Pavel: "Wir arme Burgern..." contra "Unchristliches Volck" - Židé z pohledu moravských královských měst v polovině 17. století. Kocman, Pavel. Židé a Morava 13 (2006), s. 25-31
  • Truksová, Veronika: Archivnictví pro judaisty: četba pramenů k dějinám moravských Židů. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého 2012.
  • PĚKNÝ, Tomáš. Historie Židů v Čechách a na Moravě. 2. přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Praha: Sefer, 2001. 702 s. ISBN 8085924331. info
  • KOCMAN, Pavel. Zamyšlení nad městskými kronikami jako pramenem k dějinám moravských Židů (Úvod do problému) (Thoughts on the Urban Chronicles as a Source for the History of the Moravian Jews (Introduction to the Problem)). In Petr Pálka. Židé a Morava. Židé a Mrava XX. Kniha statí ze stejnojmenné konference konané v Muzeu Kroměřížska dne 13.11.2013. 1st ed. Kroměříž: Muzeum Kroměřížska, Kroměříž, 2014. p. 7-15. Židé a Morava 20. ISBN 978-80-85945-70-6. info
  • Austria Judaica. Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden in Niederösterreich und Wien 1496-1671. Bearbeitet von Peter Rauscher unter Mitarbeit von Barbara Staudinger. Mit einem Beitrag von Martha Keil. Wien: Böhlau; München: Oldenbourg 2011.
  • Müller, Willibald: Urkundliche Beiträge zur Geschichte der mähr. Judenschaft im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Olmütz: Laurenz Kullii 1903.
  • Cermanová, Iveta – Cerman, Ivo: Židé v českých zemích raného novověku. In: Koldinská Šedivá, Marie a Ivo Cerman (eds.): Základní problémy studia raného novověku. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny 2013.
  • Müller, Willibald: Urkundliche Beiträge zur Geschichte der mähr. Judenschaft im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Olmütz: Laurenz Kullii 1903.
Teaching methods
Reading of extracts from sources on the history of Jews in the Czech lands in copies of the original (modern Latin script) in Czech, German and Latin. Critique of the source, language and content analysis of the text and the form of editing of the source.
Assessment methods
The course will be concluded with a seminar work – an edition of a selected source.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Předmět se vypisuje v sudém roce.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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