ARCHSTN051 Foreign early medieval elites and their share in the construction of the country on the example of S

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Pavel Kouřil, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Pavel Kouřil, CSc.
Institute of Archaeology – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
For undergraduate students
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 subject is focused on the knowledge of evidence of the presence of northern and eastern elites in the territory of Silesia and Moravia in the course of 10th and 11th / 12th centuries, viewed in a broader Central and Eastern European context.
  • 1. Vikings, Varangians, Wielkopolska elites 2.- 4. Evidence of their involvement in Central and Eastern Europe (mainly Poland, the Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia) 5.- 7. Material culture 8. Silesia 9. Moravia 10. Opava-Kylešovice 11. Přerov 12. Olomouc 13. Situation in Bohemia
    required literature
  • Bogacki, A. – Janowski, L. – Kaczmarek, Ł. (red.): Wikingowie v Polsce? Zabytki skandynawskie z ziem polskich, Gniezno-Szczecin 2019.
  • Košnar, L.: Severní Evropa v raném středověku a vikinská expanze, Praha 1995.
  • Košnar, L.: Ke vztahům mezi vikinským a západoslovanským prostředím, Varia archaeologica 5, 1991, 25-84.
  • Moździoch-B., S. – Stanisławski, S. – Wiszewski, P. (eds.): Scandinavian Culture in Medieval Poland, Wrocław, 2013.
    recommended literature
  • Ludvíkovský, J.: Tunna und Gommon–Wikinger aus der prager Fürstengefolgschaft? Folia diplomatica I, 171-188.
  • Wadyl, S. (ed.): Ciepłe. Elitarna nekropola wczesnośredniowieczna na Pomorzu Wschodnim, Gdańsk 2019.
  • C. Bancková, Vikingové, Praha 2018.
  • J. Staecker-M. Toplak (Hrsg.), Die Wikinger. Entdecker und Eroberer, Berlin 2019.
  • Kouřil, P. – Gryc, J.: Early Medieval Stronghold in Opava-Kylešovice and Its Importance for the Understanding of the Silesian Region in the Tenth-Eleventh Centuries, in: P. Kouřil-R. Procházka et al., Moravian and Silesian Strongholds of the Tenth and El
  • Androschuck, F.: Viking swords. Swords and social Aspects of Weaponery in Viking Age Societies, Stockholm 2014.
  • Hem Eriksen, M. – Pedersen, U. – Rundberget, B. – Axelsen, I. – Lund, H. berg (ed.), Viking Worlds. Things, Spaces and Movement, Oxford-Philadelphia 2015
  • Toplak, M. S. (Hrsg.): Die Wikinger. Seeräber und Krieger im Licht der Archäologie, Archäologie in Deutschland 20, 2021.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Credit. Written test, oral examination if necessary.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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