PV1A240 Latin Script in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dalibor Havel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 16:00–17:40 B2.44
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 series of lectures and seminars offers students a basic overview of the development of Latin script during Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, i.e. from 7 BC to 8 AD. Students should master these skills: a) the typology and dating of Latin scripts, b) the palaeographic characteristics of individual script types, c) palaeographic analysis and comparison, d) transcription of Ancient and Early Medieval Latin texts, e) an overview of the basic literature on Latin script during Antiquity and the Early Medieval period, and Latin papyrology, including the main editions.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
- apply their knowledge of the development of script from 7 BC until 8 AD based on specific sources, particularly for dating undated texts;
- to transcribe original Latin texts from Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages;
- to analyse and read original Latin texts from Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
Syllabus
  • script of classical inscriptions
  • capitalis script
  • uncial
  • early Roman cursive
  • halfuncial
  • late Roman cursive
  • elements of literary and documentary papyrology
  • insular script
  • early italian script
  • curial script
  • Beneventan script
  • Visigothic script
  • Merovingian script
Literature
  • Univerzita Karlova (Praha). Filozofická fakulta. Paleografická čítanka. 1, Obrazová část. Edited by Zdeňka Hledíková - Jaroslav Kašpar. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1982. 131 s. (na. info
  • KAŠPAR, Jaroslav. Úvod do novověké latinské paleografie se zvláštním zřetelem k českým zemím. Sv. 2, Obrazová část : (ukázky písma s přepisy) [Kašpar, 1987]. 3. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1987. 144 s. info
  • Univerzita Karlova (Praha). Filozofická fakulta. Paleografická čítanka. 2, Textová část. Edited by Zdeňka Hledíková - Jaroslav Kašpar, Edited by Eva Kamínková - Alena Ši. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1982. 278 s. info
  • ŠEBÁNEK, Jindřich. Pomocné vědy historické. 1, Paleografie. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1958. 140 s. info
  • KAŠPAR, Jaroslav. Úvod do novověké latinské paleografie se zvláštním zřetelem k českým zemím. Sv. 1, Textová část [Kašpar, 1987]. 3. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1987. 218 s. info
  • Jean MALLON: Paléographie romaine, in: Scripturae Monumenta et Studia III, Madrid 1952.
  • Elias Avery LOWE: Codices Latini Antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century I-XII. Oxford 1934-1971.
  • Bernhard BISCHOFF-Virginia BROWN: Addenda to Codices Latini Antiquiores I, in: Medieval Studies 47 (1985), s. 317 - 366 + 18 Tab.
  • Bernhard BISCHOFF-Virginia BROWN-J. J. JOHN: Addenda to Codices Latini Antiquiores II, in: Medieval Studies 54 (1992), s. 286-307.
  • Jean MALLON, Robert MARICHAL, Charles PERRAT: Ľ écriture latine de la capitale romaine a la minuscule. Paris 1939.
Teaching methods
lecture and seminar
Assessment methods
colloquium
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Předmět bude poprvé vypsán na podzim 2020.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021.
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