FF:LJMedA06 Latin Medieval Literature - Course Information
LJMedA06 Latin Literature of the Medieval Europe, 12th and 13th centuryFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Mgr. Dana Stehlíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jana Nechutová, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
- Tue 10:00–11:40 VP
- Thorough knowledge of Latin (in extend of the B. A. State Exam in Latin Language and Literature, the exam itself is not required).
- 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
- there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The course offers a survey of Latin literary production of Europe in the High Middle Ages. It pursues the most popular genres of the 12th century and their transformations in relation to previous periods (especially in hagiography, historiography, secular and religious poetry) as well as the connections between Latin literature and the emerging vernacular production. Special emphasis is placed on the most important cultural centers in Europe and the phenomenon of the so-called humanism of the 12th century.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course, students will be able to explain the development of medieval Latin literature in the High Middle Ages; to name and arrange in a chronological order the main authors of medieval Latin prose and poetry; to describe their work and its importance; to interpret the most important writings of the 12th and 13th centuries.
- 1) The most important genres of Latin literature in the 12th century (hagiography, historiography, secular and religious lyrics, scientific literature) and their significant authors
- 2) Specific features of the literature in the 12th century
- 3) Prominent centers of translation (Salerno and Toledo)
- 4) Reception of Greek and Arabic scientific literature and their impact on the development of European science
- 5) Relations between Latin literature and arising national literatures
- 6) The so-called humanism of the 12th century
- 7) 13th century - overview; encyclopaedias; high scholastic; poetics; rhetoric
- required literature
- NECHUTOVÁ, Jana and Dana STEHLÍKOVÁ. Stručné dějiny latinské literatury středověku (Companion to the Medieval Latin Literature). 1. vyd. Praha: Arista - Baset, 2013. 312 pp. ISBN 978-80-86410-70-8. info
- recommended literature
- BRUNHÖLZL, Franz. Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters I. München: W. Fink, 1975. info
- BRUNHÖLZL, Franz. Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters II. München: W. Fink, 1992. info
- CURTIUS, Ernst Robert. Evropská literatura a latinský středověk. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 1998. 738 s. ISBN 80-86138-07-0. info
- MANITIUS, M. Geschichte der christlich-lateinischen Poesie bis zur Mitte des 8. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Verlag der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1891. info
- Středověká latinská literatura (6.-15. století) : příručka. Edited by Claudio Leonardi. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2014. 502 stran. ISBN 9788020023872. info
- KUŤÁTKOVÁ, Eva and Anežka VIDMANOVÁ. Slovník latinských spisovatelů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1984. 718 s. info
- Teaching methods
- Lecture, reading (translation), class discussion over the given subject.
- Assessment methods
- Regular attendance and active class participation (min. 75%); translation and interpretation of a selected text (20 min); oral exam (colloquium, 10 min) - students should prove their knowledge of the development of the main genres of medieval literature, the most important authors and important cultural centers of medieval Europe.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught once in two years.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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