PV2A300 Editions of Medieval Diplomatic Sources I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D. (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, except Thu 16. 11.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PV2A201 Editions of Dipl. Material I
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 14 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/14, only registered: 0/14, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/14
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The series of seminars is focused on the practice of editing work in the publishing of Bohemian diplomatic material of the Přemyslid era within the critical edition Český diplomatář . The main focus of attention will be analysing individual types of preserved charters (from the perspective of their diplomatic aspects and in terms of their legal content) and determining which editorial techniques are appropriate for the publication of the material. Emphasis will be placed on the textual tradition of published charters and on the impact of its critical evaluation on the editorial technique selected.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- improve their knowledge of editions of Czech diplomatic material acquired during the Batchelor’s course;
- be familiar with specific examples of the editorial techniques of the Český diplomatář, i.e., the most rigorous edition of all;
- use the study of the textual tradition of official sources to detect diplomatic deperdits and falsifications;
- use the acquired editorial skills in their future work in related fields: identifying the localities of sources, identifying persons mentioned in sources, translating diplomatic sources into Czech, etc..
  • The typology of official documents up to the beginning of the 14th century (memoriae, sealed deeds, chartularies, formularies, deperdits of official books).
  • The development of the diplomatic critique of Přemyslid official documents.
  • The typology of editorial accessibility of official Bohemian sources (Regesta and Codex Diplomaticus).
  • Falsifications in diplomatic material and its editorial accessibility.
  • ŠEBÁNEK, Jindřich: Český diplomatář, SPFFBU C2, 1955, s. 43–53.
  • ŠEBÁNEK, Jindřich: Zásady vydání českého diplomatáře, SPFFBU C4, 1957, s. 5–28.
  • Urkunden und ihre Erforschung : zum Gedenken an Heinrich Appelt. Edited by Werner Maleczek. Wien: Böhlau, 2014, 284 stran. ISBN 9783205789499. info
Teaching methods
Seminar with the active participation of students.
Assessment methods
Credit for the course will be determined by continuous assessment of the degree and quality of student involvement in seminar work and a concluding joint discussion.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: Předmět bude vypsán na podzim 2023.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Autumn 2024.
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