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History of culture in the European Middle Ages

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Course ID: 4018-WYK16E Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.0 / (0220) Humanities (except languages), not further defined
Course title: History of culture in the European Middle Ages Name in Polish: Historia kultury europejskiego średniowiecza
Organizational unit: Faculty of "Artes Liberales"
Course groups:
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

The lectures are designed for students who:

- know how to formulate an oral statement, presenting a researched topic within a certain time (properly composed, containing a clear thesis and correctly hierarchized argumentation)

- have achieved a level of learning allowing them to pass the following subjects (or their equivalents):

Introduction to Ancient Greek culture and literature

Introduction to Roman culture and literature


Short description:

The lectures outline the history of Mediaeval European - chiefly Latin - culture, presenting its unity and diversity, its permanence and its changes on the example of the most important events of political and social history, religion, science, art, literature. They teach an interdisciplinary approach to cultural issues.

Full description:

The lectures outline the history of Mediaeval European - chiefly Latin - culture, presenting its unity and diversity, its permanence and its changes on the example of the most important events of political and social history, religion, science, art, literature.

The lectures teach students an interdisciplinary approach to issues of Mediaeval culture, how to notice features which prove both the unity and diversity of Mediaeval culture, to understand Mediaeval civilization processes. They help develop an attitude of respect for the culture of past ages and the ability to make conscious judgments.

The students are required to put in:

- 60 hours of participation in the lectures ("contact" hours)

- 90 hours of their own work (preparing for the exam, work necessary to achieve the planned effects of learning)

Bibliography:

LEKTURY OBOWIĄZKOWE

Człowiek średniowiecza. Pod red. J. Le Goffa. Tłum. M. Radożycka-Paoletti. Warszawa-Gdańsk 1996 (lub wyd. nast.).

G. Duby, Czasy katedr. Sztuka i społeczeństwo 980-1420. Przekład K. Dolatowska. Warszawa 1986 (lub wyd. nast.).

U. Eco, Sztuka i piękno w średniowieczu. Przeł. M. Olszewski, M. Zabłocka. Kraków 1994.

N. Elias, Przemiany obyczajów w cywilizacji Zachodu. Tłum. T. Zabłudowski. Warszawa 1980.

D. Forstner, Świat symboliki chrześcijańskiej. Przekład i opracowanie W. Zakrzewska, P. Pachciarek, R. Turzyński. Wybór ilustracji i komentarz T. Łozińska. Warszawa 1990 (lub wyd. nast.).

A. Guriewicz, Kategorie kultury średniowiecznej. Przeł. J. Dancygier. Warszawa 1976.

J. Le Goff, Kultura średniowiecznej Europy. Przekład H. Szumańska-Grossowa. Warszawa 1970 (lub wyd. nast.).

C. S. Lewis, Odrzucony obraz. Wprowadzenie do literatury średniowiecznej i renesansowej. Przeł. W. Ostrowski. Warszawa 1986 (lub wyd. nast.).

W. Seńko, Jak rozumieć filozofię średniowieczną. Kęty 2001.

W. Tatarkiewicz, Historia estetyki. T. 2: Estetyka średniowieczna. Wrocław 1962 (lub wyd. nast.).

A. Vauchez, Duchowość średniowiecza. Przeł. H. Zaremska. Gdańsk 1996 (lub wyd. nast.).

LEKTURY UZUPEŁNIAJĄCE

E. R. Curtius, Literatura europejska i łacińskie średniowiecze. Tłum. i oprac. A. Borowski. Kraków 1997 (lub wyd. nast.).

A. Guriewicz, Problemy średniowiecznej kultury ludowej. Przeł. Z. Dobrzyniecki. Warszawa 1987.

J. Hani, Symbolika świątyni chrześcijańskiej. Przeł. Adam Q. Lavique. Kraków 1994 (lub wyd. nast.).

E. H. Kantorowicz, Dwa ciała króla. Studium ze średniowiecznej teologii politycznej. Z języka angielskiego tłum. M. Michalski i A. Krawiec. Warszawa 2007.

S. Kobielus, Człowiek i ogród rajski w kulturze religijnej średniowiecza. Warszawa 1997.

Kultura Polski średniowiecznej X-XIII w. Pod red. J. Dowiata. Warszawa 1985.

Kultura Polski średniowiecznej XIV-XV w. Pod red. B. Geremka. Warszawa 1997.

A. Louth, Początki mistyki chrześcijańskiej (od Platona do Pseudo-Dionizego Areopagity). Przeł. H. Bednarek. Kraków 1997.

J.-P. Roux, Król. Mity i symbole. Przeł. K. Marczewska. Warszawa 1998.

J.-C. Schmitt, Gest w średniowiecznej Europie. Przeł. H. Zaremska. Warszawa 2006.

S. Swieżawski, Dzieje europejskiej filozofii klasycznej. Warszawa-Wrocław 2000

Learning outcomes:

The students are required to put in:

- 60 hours of participation in the lectures ("contact" hours)

- 90 hours of their own work (preparing for the exam, work necessary to achieve the planned effects of learning)

Upon completing the course students will be able to:

- present the course, causes, and consequences of the most important processes of Mediaeval culture (based on the knowledge obtained from the lectures, required reading, and selected supplementary reading)

- analyse and interpret trends of Mediaeval culture using examples from that culture, selected by themselves or analysed during the lectures, e.g. works of art, architecture, literature, theology, philosophy, etc. (based on the knowledge obtained from the lectures, required reading, and selected supplementary reading), where:

a) in their analysis, they will identify features proving that an occurrence was distinctive within Mediaeval culture as well as features proving it was typical of Mediaeval culture

b) in their interpretation, they will decipher the symbolic meanings of the occurrence in accordance with the symbolic tradition of Mediaeval culture

c) on the example of the interpreted occurrence, they will indicate the continuity or differences between Mediaeval culture and today’s culture

d) they will make a judgment of the occurrence based on proper argumentation.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

1. Credits for the lecture series will be based on attendance, the final mark will be based on the results of the oral exam.

Two absences are allowed per semester, any further absences must be made up for during the teacher’s consulting hours, during a discussion on a piece of required and supplementary reading chosen by the teacher.

2. Exam requirements:

- knowledge of the issues presented during the lectures (20% of the final mark)

- familiarity with the required reading (20% of the final mark)

- preparing an oral statement on Mediaeval culture. The topic and the references will be agreed upon in advance with the teacher/examiner (60% of the final mark)

3. Assessment criteria:

- the statement’s relevance for the topic

- an independent, insightful, and cultural interpretation

- making use of existing research (references)

- composition of the statement (functionality, logic, clarity)

Practical placement: (in Polish)

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