UHVHMBP045 Selected Chapters from Middle-Ages I

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Hana Komárková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Hana Komárková, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UHVHMBP045/A: Wed 13:05–14:40 M10, H. Komárková
For bachelor 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 seminar is focused on the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills needed for research on the medieval history of Europe. Emphasis is placed on independent work in seminar classes consisting in the analysis and interpretation of sources and secondary literature related to the discussed phenomena. Thematically, the individual seminar hours will focus on the works of Czech and world authors mainly from the second half of the 20th century to the present time. The student will also gain experience with the preparation and presentation of a selected topic processed in the form of a seminar paper.
Learning outcomes
Student will gain basic information concerning discussed topics. Student will gain basic orientation in secondary literature.
  • 1. The Middle Ages - basic orientation in topic, literature, methodology
  • 2. Historical sources
  • 3. Medieval culture
  • 4. Everyday life in Middle Ages
  • 5. Monarch/Sovereign in Middle Ages
  • 6. Urban environment in Middle Ages
  • 7. Money and time in Middle Ages
  • 8. The year 1000
  • 9. The "two cities"
  • 10. Laughter and cry in Middle Ages
  • 11. Death in Middle Ages
  • 12. Women in Middle Ages
  • 13. Middle Ages as a phenomenon of popular culture
    recommended literature
  • Nodl, M. - Šmahel, F. (edd.). Člověk českého středověku. Praha 2002. info
  • Nejedlý, M. Fortuny kolo vrtkavé. Láska, moc a společnost ve středověku. Praha 2003. info
  • Bloch, M. Králové divotvůrci. Praha 2004. info
  • Ferdinand Seibt. Lesk a bída středověku. Praha 2000. info
  • Gurevič, A. Nebe, peklo, svět. cesty k lidové kultuře středověku. Praha 1996. info
  • Huizinga, J. Podzim středověku. Praha 1999. info
  • Le Goff, J. Středověký člověk a jeho svět. Praha 1999. info
  • Le Goff,J. Paměť a dějiny. Praha, 2007. info
  • Klápště, J. Proměna českých zemí ve středověku. Praha, 2005. info
  • Le Goff, J. Kultura středověké Evropy. Praha, 1991. info
Teaching methods
Class discussion, work with literature and sources.
Assessment methods
Active participation in seminars, presentation of seminar paper, attendance (75% at least).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023.
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