HIAK107 Introduction to the History of Early Modern Age

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
7/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Mgr. Tomáš Knoz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Libor Jan, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Hana Ambrožová
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Fri 25. 10. 9:00–12:40 B1.41, Fri 8. 11. 14:00–16:40 B1.41
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Znalost základní faktografie z dějin raného novověku. Základní jazykové předpoklady - základní znalost některého zdůležitých evropských jazyků (němčina, francouzština, angličtina).
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
B. Chocholáč and T. Malý: Students should be able to describe and characterize the basic types and editions of sources, the most important Czech and foreign works (studies) and journals addicted to early modern history; define and explain the general terms and problems of early modern period; summarize the basic knowledge of the legal, administrative, economy and social history, as well as the results of the historical climatology, geography and demography; explain the early modern conception of time and space, as well as its variations among different social strata; compare the situation in the Bohemian lands and Europe. Students are also continuously prepared in the field of early modern paleography.
  • B. Chocholáč and T. Malý: Methodology, Czech and foreign historiography.
  • Types and editions of sources.
  • The early modern period (aspects, processes, chronology).
  • Time and space; territorial development of the lands of the Bohemian Crown.
  • Early modern man. Demography of Europe and Bohemian lands.
  • European society - social stratification.
  • Early modern legal system.
  • Administration – central authorities, lands, counties, local authorities (landlords, towns, villages).
  • Economy.
  • Piety.
  • Continuous reading and interpretation of an original (czech written) document, as well as analysis of edited early modern texts.
  • Burckhardt, Johannes, Frühe Neuzeit. In: R. van Dülmen (Hg.), Geschichte. Frankfurt/M 1990, s. 364-385.
  • Časopis Frühneuzeit-Info
  • Völker-Rasor, Anette: Frühe Neuzeit. München 2000.
  • Wolf, Gustav, Einführung in das Studium der neueren Geschichte. Berlin 1910.
  • Schultze, Winfried, Einführung in die neuere Geschichte. Stuttgart 1987.
  • MIECK, Ilja. Europäische Geschichte der frühen Neuzeit : eine Einführung. 5. Aufl. Stuttgart: Verlag W.Kohlhammer, 1994. 320 s. ISBN 317012630X. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussions, group projects, work with sources.
Assessment methods
Conclusion: written test and oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 7 hodin konzultací.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018.
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