PV2A209 Medieval Latin I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Helena Krmíčková, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, 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
Thu 10:00–11:40 B2.11
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Exam in Latin language within the bachelor study programme.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Medieval Latin is a historico-cultural and linguistic phenomenon, continuing the old tradition of the Latin language and the literature of Classical Antiquity. The course on Medieval Latin provides a comprehensive overview of this continuity and highlights the main characteristics of Medieval Latin and literature as upholders of spiritual culture in both the European and Czech Middle Ages. The course also presents Medieval Latin as a language of historical sources and diplomatic documents. It outlines all the information about the sources and specialized literature for the further study of this topic.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- be familiar with study aids for medieval Latin (textbooks and primers, dictionaries, editions);
- translate simple medieval Latin texts of a literary and diplomatic nature with the help of dictionaries.
  • LECTURE: Topics and chronology of Medieval Latin studies;
  • History of Medieval Latin studies;
  • Constituent elements of Medieval Latin (Classical Latin, Vulgar Latin, Christian Latin);
  • Dictionaries and other basic tools for the study of Medieval Latin;
  • The state of the Latin language during the late Roman empire;
  • Merovingian Latin;
  • Carolingian Renaissance (and other "humanistic" movements of the Middle Ages up to Renaissance Humanism);
  • Benedictine monasteries of the Early Middle Ages;
  • Insular Latin and its representatives;
  • Christianization of Czech lands and the origins of Czech-Latin literature;
  • Latin of the High Middle Ages (main divergency from Classical Latin);
  • Forms and genres of Medieval Latin prose;
  • Forms of Medieval Latin poetry (metrical, rhythmical and rhythmo-metrical poetry);
  • Religious poetry of the Latin Middle Ages. Secular poetry of the Latin Middle Ages;
  • SEMINAR: Reading, translation and analysis of selected literary - and especially diplomatic - texts.
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Středověká latina (Medieval Latin). První vyd. Praha: KLP, 2002. 164 pp. 654,2. ISBN 80-85917-82-3. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Texty ke cvičením ze středověké latiny. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 87 s. ISBN 8021010584. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Latinská literatura českého středověku do roku 1400. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2000. 365 pp. info
  • VIDMANOVÁ, Anežka. Laborintus :latinská literatura středověkých Čech. Vyd. 1. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 1994. 222 s. ISBN 80-901508-6-1. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Středověká latina (Medieval Latin.). In Středověká latina. Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1995. ISBN 80-210-1059-2. info
Teaching methods
Lectures (50%) Seminar (50%)
Assessment methods
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Further Comments
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The course is taught annually.
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