LMD_003 Medieval Latin

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies – Faculty of Arts
Fri 23. 10. 14:00–15:40 A24, Fri 6. 11. 14:00–15:40 A24, Fri 27. 11. 14:00–15:40 A24, Fri 11. 12. 14:00–15:40 A24
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course offers basic information about the charcted and function of Latin language in the Middle Ages. Medieval Latin is a historical, cultural and linguistic phenomenon that is a direct successor of Latin language and literature of Classical antiquity.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to explain basic features of medieval Latin as a medieval linguistic phenomenon; they will be instructed about the most important differences between Medieval and Classical Latin; they will be able to characterise forms of medieval Latin prose and poetry; they will have a knowledge of the basic linguistic and literary terms relevant for research into medieval Latin language.
  • Medieval Latin as a language phenomenon; its relation to Classical Latin;
  • overview of research; basic tools for the study of the field (introductions, dictionaries);
  • main linguistic and literary terminology; formal features of medieval Latin poetry and prose
  • special features of medieval Latin manuscripts with regards to the language.
    required literature
  • A. Vidmanová, „K některým otázkám středolatinské filologie.“ Listy filologické 86 (1963): 140-148.
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Středověká latina. Vyd. 1. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 2002, 162 s. ISBN 8085917823. info
    recommended literature
  • Medieval Latin : an introduction and bibliographical guide. Edited by F. A. C. Mantello - A. G. Rigg. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1996, xiv, 774. ISBN 0813208424. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminar discussion. Classes will take place in MS Teams:
Assessment methods
Credit based on regular and active class participation. Final written assignement.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: blok.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
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