MEDMgr04 Selected Topics of Medieval and Humanistic literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jana Malá, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Mazalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Katarina Petrovićová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
each even Wednesday 12:30–14:05 M13
Students have to pass the BA examination (specifically the course MED10 "Basics of Latin Medieval Literature").
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
At the end of the course students will be able to discuss the continuity between the Ancient (mostly Latin, Roman) and Medieval literature (or literary culture) in a broader cultural context of the Middle Ages. Students will acquire the neccesary knowledge pertaining to the nature and the meaning of Medieval returns to Antiquity up to the phase of Renaissance Humanism.
  • Late Antiquity - prerequisites for later developments in both secular and religious literature
  • Aurelius Augustinus - De civitate Dei, Confessiones, De doctrina christiana (in translations)
  • Boethius, Consolatio philosophiae (in translation)
  • Medieval schooling in the Early and Late Middle Ages
  • Significance of poetics and rhetorics
  • Classical texts in the medieval literature (authorities)
  • Authority of the Bible
  • Phenomenon of the humanism of the 12th century
  • Petrarch and the beginnings of the Italian humanism
  • Beginnings of humanism in Bohemia, the so-called protohumanism
    required literature
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana and Dana STEHLÍKOVÁ. Stručné dějiny latinské literatury středověku (Companion to the Medieval Latin Literature). 1. vyd. Praha: Arista - Baset, 2013. 312 pp. ISBN 978-80-86410-70-8. info
    not specified
  • Spunar, Pavel. Středověká vzdělanost. In: Svět středověku. Praha, 1969.
  • Nechutová, Jana. Středověk a antická kultura. In: Středověká latina. Praha, 2002.
  • KEPARTOVÁ, Jana. Římané a Evropa. Antické dědictví v evropské kultuře. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 298 pp. ISBN 80-246-0862-6. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Aurelius Augustinus, Křesťanská vzdělanost - De doctrina christiana (Aurelius Augustinus, The Christian Doctrine). Praha: Vyšehrad, 2004. 232 pp. ISBN 80-7021-740-5. info
  • CURTIUS, Ernst Robert. Evropská literatura a latinský středověk. Vyd. 1. Praha: Triáda, 1998. 738 s. ISBN 80-86138-07-0. info
  • NECHUTOVÁ, Jana. Úděl a útěcha. Brno: EMAN, 1995. 158 s. ISBN 80-900696-8-1. info
  • Sestra múza : světská poezie latinského středověku. Praha: Odeon, 1990. ISBN 8020701451. info
  • BOËTHIUS, Anicius Manlius Severinu. Boëthius : poslední Říman. Translated by Václav Bahník. Vyd. 1. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1981. 205 s. info
  • VARCL, Ladislav. Antika a česká kultura. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1978. 575 s., [6. info
Teaching methods
Lecture; working with Ancient and Medieval Latin texts (in translation)
Assessment methods
Final written test, including oral examination focusing on topics explained during semester.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2018.
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