SJ1A011 History and Culture of Spanish-Speaking Countries I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/3/3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Athena Alchazidu, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Athena Alchazidu, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 G32, Tue 16:00–17:40 L21
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 / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course offers a brief survey of the history of the Iberian Peninsula (from the Prehistorical period up to the 20th century). The aim of the course is to make students acquainted with the background of the historical development within the most important periods. At the end of this course, students should be able to define basic notions not only of the historical aspects, but also of the artistic and literary context in question.
Learning outcomes
Students should be able to classify a given historical period and the most important historical figures, as well as the most outstanding literates and artists.
  • 1. Prehistory. 2. The first colonization of the Peninsula. 3. Historical period of Iberia 4. The period of the Roman colonization. 5. The kingdom of the Visigods; 6. Musluman dominion and Al-Andalus; 7. The Catholic Majesties, Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. 8. The Habsburgs. 9. The Bourbons. 10. Alfonso XIII. 11. The Spanish Civil War. 12. Frankism. Juana Carlos I.
    required literature
  • BARTOŠ, Lubomír. Úvod do dějin a kultury Španělska. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1961. 160 s. info
  • UBIETO ARTETA, Antonio. Dějiny Španělska. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1999. 911 s. ISBN 80-7106-117-4. info
    recommended literature
  • Suárez Fernández, Luis. Historia de Espańa. Edad Media. Madrid, Gredos, 1978. 729 s. ISBN 84- 249-3134-3
  • kolektiv autorů. Biblioteca iberoamericana.Ediciones ANAYA,1988, 99 svazků. ISBN 84- 207-2953-1.
  • Blanco Freijeiro, Antonio. Historia de Espańa. Madrid, Historia 16, 1986. 1309 s. ISBN 84- 7679-179-8.
Teaching methods
Lecture: description of the historical field, explanation and definition of basic notions. Demonstration of possible approaches to particular historical periods and important figures on various texts by different authors. Additional study material and mock tests are available in ELF.
Assessment methods
Written test (credit). Credit: is obtained for successfully completing a final test (success rate 70 %) where students prove their knowledge.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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