ROM0B117 Basque History and Culture I

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Denis Almandoz Irigoyen (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Thu 12:00–13:40 T207
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
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Course objectives
During this course, the students will meet both Basque customs and traditions as well as the current situation in the linguistic and cultural background.
  • 1. Introduction. History and culture of Basque 2. Prehistory and mythology. Origins of the Basque. 3. Fishmongers and whalers. Conquistadors and emigrants. 4. International linguists in Basque. Humbolt, Bonaparte, Van Eys 5. Sociability. Cuadrilla, sukaldea,jaiak. 6. Basque language and culture-related Czech figures.Tauer, Slaby. 7. The origins of Ikastola. Basque in Education. 8. Basque Nationalism and its cultural legacy. 9. Basque music. Folklore, Ez dok Amairu, songbooks, Basque Radical Rock.
  • Etxeberria, Hasier (2012). Euskal sukaldaritzaz = Sobre cocina vasca = On Basque Couisine. Donostia: Etxepare.
  • Altuna, Asier (dir.) (2012). Bertsolari. Txintxua Films.
  • Zulaika, Joseba (2012). Tradizioak = Tradiciones = Traditions. Donostia: Etxepare.
  • Iziz, Rosa & Iziz, Ana (2017). Historia de las mujeres en Euskal Herria. Iruñea: Txalaparta.
  • Altuna, Asier (dir.) (2015) Amama. Txintxua Films
  • Igartua, Iván and Zabaltza, Xabier (2012). Euskararen historia laburra = Breve historia de la lengua vasca = A Brief History of the Basque Language. Donostia: Etxepare
  • Reig, Nacho (dir.) (2010). Amerikanuak. Berde produkzioak.
  • Xamar; Ibaizabal & Zenbat gara (2013). Euskara jendea. 6 DVD.
  • Bazán, Iñaki (coor.) (2012). De Túbal a Aitor. Historia de Vasconia. Donostia: Etxepare.
Teaching methods
The lectures will make an introduction to analyze the context of different cultural expressions and different supports (audio, video, image, text) will be used in class. Therefore, participation and positive attitude are essential in this subject.
Assessment methods
Written test and presentation (%70). Participation (%30): in addition to active participation and homework, to aim these points is essential to attend classes.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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