LJ260 Individual Reading of medieval Bohemian Hagiography and Historiography

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Supervisor
doc. Mgr. Petra Mutlová, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! LJMedC10 Reading medieval poetry ) && ( LJMedC11 Reading the hagiography )
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students are able to translate and interpret texts of two most important treatises of medieval Latin hagiography and historiography of Bohemian provenance, namely the so-called Legend of Christian and the Chronicle of Bohemians by Cosmas.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to understand, translate into Czech and interpret selected passages from the so-called Legend of Christian and Cosmas's Chronicle of Bohemians.
Syllabus
  • "Maior" study plan: - Reading and translating Vita et passio sancti Wenceslai et sancte Ludmile ave eius.
  • - Use of medieval Latin dictionaries and grammar tools.
  • - Formal features of the text: cursus.
  • - Interpretation of historical context.
  • "Completus" study plan:.
  • - Reading: Vita et passio sancti Wenceslai et sancte Ludmile ave eius.
  • - Reading: Cosmae Pragensis Cronica Bohemorum, lib. I.
  • - Use of medieval Latin dictionaries and grammar tools.
  • - Formal features of the text: cursus, prosimterum.
  • - Vocabulary: medieval features.
  • - Interpretation of historical context.
Literature
    required literature
  • Bretholz, B. – Weinberger, W. [ed.]. Cosmae Pragensis Chronica Boemorum (Die Chronik der Böhmen des Cosmas von Prag). MGH, Scriptores rerum Germanicarum, Nova series II. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1923.
  • Kristiánova legenda : život a umučení svatého Václava a jeho báby svaté Ludmily : Legenda Christiani : vita et passio sancti Wenceslai et sancte Ludmile ave eius. Edited by Jaroslav Ludvíkovský. 1. vyd. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1978. 164 s., př. info
  • Na úsvitu křesťanství : z naší literární tvorby doby románské v století IX.-XIII. Edited by Václav Chaloupecký - Jaroslav Ludvíkovský. V Praze: Evropský literární klub, 1942. 292 s., př. info
    recommended literature
  • J. Kalivoda, Historiographie oder Legende? „Christianus monachus“ und sein Werk im Kontext der mitteleuropäischen Literatur des 10. Jahrhunderts. In: Es hat sich viel ereignet, Gutes wie Böses. Lateinische Geschichtsschreibung der Spät – und Nachantike.
  • KALHOUS, David. Legenda Christiani and Modern Historiography. Leiden - New York: Brill, 2015. 166 pp. East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450. ISBN 978-90-04-28490-6. URL info
  • KOSMAS. Kronika Čechů. Edited by Martin Wihoda, Translated by Karel Hrdina - Marie Bláhová. Vyd. 8., (v této úpravě a. Praha: Argo, 2011. 285 s. ISBN 9788025704653. info
  • ŠVANDA, Libor. K recepci antiky v Kosmově kronice (To the Reception of Antiquity in Cosmas' Chronicle). Graeco-Latina Brunensia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009, 14/2009, 1-2, p. 331-340. ISSN 1803-7402. Digital Library of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Repozitář info
  • Světci a jejich kult ve středověku. Edited by Petr Kubín - Hana Pátková - Tomáš Petráček. Vydání první. V Praze: Ústav dějin křesťanského umění Katolické teologické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze v nakladatelství Tomáš Halama, 2006. 410 stran. ISBN 8090360068. info
  • KOSMAS. Kosmova kronika česká. Translated by Karel Hrdina - Marie Bláhová. Vyd. 7., (v Pasece 1.). Praha: Paseka, 2005. 301 s. ISBN 8071855154. info
Teaching methods
There are no seminars taught on a regular basis. Students are asked to read the given treatises independently, using dictionaries and other tools, and to consult with the teacher if necessary.
Assessment methods
The knowledge of the texts is tested by translating selected passages from Latin into Czech and by commenting on linguistic features and overall context of the given text. Oral examination, students are given time for preparation of the translation. The exam can take place during the exam period or, by previous arrangement, during the semester.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.

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