HIA286 Religion and Europe in the Age of Reforms, 16th – 17th Centuries

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 B1.41
Basic orientation in the political history of the 16th and 17th centuries. Basic knowledge of German language. Basic knowledge of the early modern paleography.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
A selection of crucial themes connected with the problems of the European reformation and the Catholic reform in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to capture the basic questions of the theme according to a status of the contemporary historical research. Through the work with historical sources will students be able to think about selected problems, as well as to understand the meaning of the documents.
  • I. European Reformation: Confessions, church and state, The peace of Augsburg, confessionalization, confessional identity, rites and religious practice.
  • II. Catholic reform: The Council of Trent, theology and religious practice, refashioning the Catholic faith.
  • III. Culture and art of the reformations, confessional propaganda, media.
    required literature
  • MACKENNEY, Richard. Evropa šestnáctého století. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2001. 395 s. ISBN 8070214694. info
  • MUNCK, Thomas. Evropa sedmnáctého století : 1598-1700. Translated by Vítězslav Kremlík - Ingrid Vichnarová - Michaela Ponocná. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2002. 468 s. ISBN 8070215089. info
  • MOLNÁR, Amedeo. Na rozhraní věků : cesty reformace. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1985. info
  • CHAUNU, Pierre and Guy BEDOUELLE. Dobrodružství reformace : svět Jana Kalvína. 1. vyd. Brno: CDK, 2001. 124 s. ISBN 80-85959-84-8. info
  • VLNAS, Vít. Novokřtěnci v Münsteru. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2002. 232 s. ISBN 80-7106-505-6. info
    recommended literature
  • ZEEDEN, Ernst Walter: Hegemonialkriege und Glaubenskämpfe 1556-1648 (Propylaen Geschichte). Frankfurt a. M. 1977.
  • WINKELBAUER, Thomas. Österreichische Geschichte. Länder und Untertanen des Hauses Habsburg im Konfessionellen Zeitalter. Edited by Herwig Wolfram. Wien: Ueberreuter, 2004. 621 stran. ISBN 3800039761. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussions, work with sources.
Assessment methods
Written essay on one of the ordered topics ranging from 6 to 10 pages.
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