Introduction to Medieval and Humanistic Studies

Introduction to Medieval and Humanistic Studies

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Weiss Sonja

- survey of the period which covers over a millennium of Medieval and Humanistic Latin culture is supported by seminary readings of selected texts (organized into a chronological order and categorized by the criteria of literary genres and cultural history)
- practice in using the fundamental dictionaries and manuals
- autonomous reading, translating and interpreting sources
- seminary reading and interpretation of Latin literary and technical texts (originals).
The course is divided into following sections (the list of authors and texts is illustrative):
1) Late Latin from 350 to 750 AD (The Latin Vulgate, Egeria, Sulpicius Severus, Ausonius, Paulinus of Nola, Prudentius, Proba, Jordanes, Boethius, Avitus, Gregory of Tours, Venantius Fortunatus, Isidor of Seville, Bede)
2)Medieval Latin from 750 to 1100 AD (Paul the Deacon, Alcuin, Thodulph, Einhard, Rabanus Maurus, Walafrid Strabo, Eriugena, Sedulius Scottus, Notker Balbulus, Liutprand, Widukind, Hrotswitha of Gandersheim, Carmina Cantabrigensia)
3) Medieval Latin from 1100 to 1350 AD (Anselm of Canterbury, Abelard, Heloise, Adam of Saint Victor, Bernard of Clairvaux, Carmina Burana, Hildegarde of Bingen, Walter of Chatillon, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure, Roger Bacon)
4) Humanist Latin (Petrarch, Marsile Ficin, Lorenzo Valla, Pico della Mirandola, Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, Sir Thomas More, Erasmus, Epistulae obscurorum virorum).
5) Medieval an humanistic Latin in Slovene culture. Medieval authors and texts relevant to Slovene territory (Paulus Santoninus, Tomaž Hren and others)