AR1A11 State Administration 1620-1848

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Jiřina Štouračová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 8:00–9:40 B2.24
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AR1B48z State Admin. until 1620 || PV1B51 State Admin. until 1620 || AR1A111 State Admin. until 1620 || PV1A111 State Admin. until 1620 &&! NOW ( AR1A231 State Administration 1620-1848 )
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 lecture follows up discussion of the history of administration until 1620. It focuses on the description and operation of the institutions of central administration in Vienna, Czech administrative institutions in Prague, Moravian institutions in Brno and Silesian in Opava. Independent authorities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia are also subject to discussion. Students will be instructed about the relations between the bodies of the landowners’ institutions and those of the nobility.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- characterize the impact of the defeat at the Battle of White Mountain on society;
- describe the important milestones in the development of administration in the period 1620-1848;
- analyse the degree to which the estates’ administration weakened and the sovereign administration strengthened;
- described how the main administrative bodies functioned;
- name and chronologically order the main actors in the development of administration during this period;
- assess the benefits of administrative reform in the transition to a modern state organisation;
- write an academic study on the current issue of administrative reform, with all the prerequisites of an academic text.
  • The operation of the central government authorities in Vienna
  • The Landowners' Administrative Institutions of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
  • The Regional Authorities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
  • The relationship between the landowners' administration and the estates' administration.
  • ŠTOURAČOVÁ, Jiřina. Vývoj správních institucí českého státu 1526–1848 (The development of the administrative institutions of the Czech state 1526-1848). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 96 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7195-7. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • HLEDÍKOVÁ, Zdeňka, Jan JANÁK and Jan DOBEŠ. Dějiny správy v českých zemích : od počátků státu po současnost. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2005. 568 s. ISBN 8071067091. info
  • MALÝ, Karel. Dějiny českého a československého práva do roku 1945. 2. upr. vyd. Praha: Linde, 1999. 572 s. ISBN 80-7201-167-7. info
  • Walter, Friedrich: Österreichische Verfassungs-und Verwaltungsgeschichte von 1500-1955. Böhlau, Wien-Köln 1972. 320 s.
  • Prokeš, Jaroslav: Boj o Haugvicovo „Direktorium in publicit et cameralibus“, roku 1761, VKČSN 1926, IV., s. 1-74.
  • Sedláček, Pavel: Tereziánské reformy v 18. století a konsens nejvyšších úředníků. PHS 36, 2003, s. 203-209.
  • Dřímal, Jaroslav: Samospráva na Moravě. Brno 1957.
  • Matouš, Bohuš: Státní konference 1809-1848, ČAŠ 12, 1936, s. 1-62, ČAŠ 13-14, 1938, s. 39-120.
Teaching methods
Lecture 60% Seminar 35% Written test 5%
Assessment methods
Lecture; colloquium.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught last offered.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Předmět s tímto kódem se na podzim 2020 vypisuje naposledy.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zapisují imatrikulace 2016-2018.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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