HIA206 Economic and Social History of the Early Modern Age

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Libor Jan, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 VP
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Specializace magisterského studia: Dějiny raného novověku
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
To demonstrate in a basic outline the social and economic problems in European history, primarily in the 16th and 17th centuries. To describe the climatic and demographic conditions of the time. To characterise the expansion and transformation of agriculture, craft production, trading and finance. To describe and illustrate the state and level of research in broader social history, principally the history of the everyday, microhistory and historical anthropology. To compare in subsequent discussions knowledge of individual themes and the consequences for Czech historiogrpahy. By the end of the course students should be able to give a basic overview of the condition and level of the individual areas of the Early Modern European economy and characterises the main themes in social history from a given period.
  • Introduction, principle Czech and foreign literature
  • Climatic conditions, sources for historical climatology, climate and people
  • Population, demographic methods, sources
  • Agriculture
  • Craft production
  • Trade
  • Finance and credit
  • Social and economic history and the new historiography (the Annales school)
  • History of the everyday
  • Microhistory
  • Historical anthopology
  • 4. sv. Von der Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts (vyd. I. Mieck a kol.). Stuttgart 1993.
  • Handbuch der europäischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte. 3. sv. Vom ausgehenden Mittelalter bis zur Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts (vyd. H. Kellenbenz a kol.). Stuttgart 1986.
  • Walter, Rolf: Einführung in die Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte. Paderborn - München -Wien - Zürich 1994.
  • DÜLMEN, Richard van. Historická antropologie : vývoj, problémy, úkoly. Translated by Josef Boček. 1. vyd. v čes. jaz. Praha: Dokořán, 2002. 116 s. ISBN 8086569152. info
  • LADURIE, Emmanuel le Roy. Masopust v Romansu : od Hromnic po Popeleční středu 1579-1580. Translated by Jana Smutná-Lemmonierová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2001. 434 s. ISBN 8072033298. info
  • ARIÈS, Philippe. Dějiny smrti. Translated by Danuše Navrátilová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2000. 410 s. ISBN 8072032933. info
  • ARIÈS, Philippe. Dějiny smrti. Translated by Danuše Navrátilová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2000. 358 s. ISBN 8072032860. info
  • DELUMEAU, Jean. Strach na Západě ve 14.-18. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1999. 326 s. ISBN 8072032089. info
  • DELUMEAU, Jean. Strach na Západě ve 14.-18. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 1997. 288 s. ISBN 8072031562. info
  • SVÁTEK, František and Jiří ŠTAIF. Úvod do studia hospodářských a sociálních dějin. Edited by Zdeněk Jindra. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1997. 161 s. ISBN 8071844381. info
  • CAMERON, Rondo. Stručné ekonomické dějiny světa :od doby kamenné do současnosti. Translated by Vladimír Drábek. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1996. 475 s. ISBN 80-85865-21-1. info
  • FOUCAULT, Michel. Dějiny šílenství v době osvícenství :hledání historických kořenů pojmu duševní choroby. Translated by Věra Dvořáková. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1994. 209 s. ISBN 80-7106-085-2. info
Teaching methods
lectures, lesson discussions, presentation of illustrated and statistical material,
Assessment methods
Oral examination aimed at testing the student’s insight into the main theories, concepts and methodologies of the discipline and at checking the student’s ability to connect relevant facts into logical relations.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, 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.
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