LJMedA08 Interpretative Seminar: Medieval Latin II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s) (plus 1 for the colloquium). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Jana Nechutová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jana Nechutová, CSc.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
OBOR ( LJU ) || OBOR ( LLS ) || ( OBOR ( LJ ) && TYP_STUDIA ( N ))
Knowledge of Latin to the extent of the B. A. State Exam. The exam itself is not required for the enrollment to the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The aim of this course is to present the problems of studying, interpreting and translating Medieval Latin literature based on a particular text. The course focuses on the letters and polemical writings of Jan Hus, which belong to the principle research topic of the Medieval Latin specialization of the Department of Classical studies.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand the basic issues of the Early Czech Reformation, Hus's mode of thinking and his literary legacy as well as the basics of medieval Latin epistolography.
  • 1. M. Jan Hus, his life and work, significance; Hus as a literary author
  • 2. Genesis of texts
  • 3. Availability and accessibility of his works (manuscripts, editions)
  • 4. Hus's letters and polemical writings in the context of his literary production
  • 5. Hus's epistolographic style
  • 6. Hus's polemical devices
  • 7. Reading of selected letters and polemical writings
    required literature
  • Korespondence a dokumenty (Variant.) : M. Jana Husi Korespondence a dokumenty. info
  • Slovníky klasické a středověké latiny podle pokynů vedoucí semináře
    recommended literature
  • HUS, Jan. Magistri Iohannis Hus Polemica. Edited by Jaroslav Eršil. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. xxxii, 647. ISBN 9782503532547. info
  • KEJŘ, Jiří. Jan Hus známý i neznámý : (resumé knihy, která nebude napsána). Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2009. 137 s. ISBN 9788024616438. info
  • KEJŘ, Jiří. Husovo odvolání od soudu papežova k soudu Kristovu. Ústí nad Labem: Albis International, 1999. 59 s. ISBN 80-86067. info
  • KYBAL, Vlastimil. M. Jan Hus : život a učení. D. II. Část 1, Učení. V Praze: nákladem Jana Laichtera, 1923. 466 s. info
    not specified
  • A companion to Jan Hus. Edited by František Šmahel - Ota Pavlíček. Leiden: Brill, 2015. x, 447. ISBN 9789004280557. info
Teaching methods
One 2-hour seminar per week, reading (translation), class discussion.
Assessment methods
Type of teaching: seminar. Requirements: regular attendance in the course (min. 75%) and active participation in the class discussions; continuous reading of presented texts; written paper (translation with commentary).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Studenti jednooborového plánu (completus) volí ukončení kolokviem.
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2019.
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