Course: Weapons, armour and warfare in the period of Middle Ages

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Course title Weapons, armour and warfare in the period of Middle Ages
Course code KHI/0659
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kadlec Antonín, Mgr.
Course content
1 Introduction to the course, requirements on students, topics for papers 2 References and sources for the study of militaria and military, assigning papers 3 Weapons and armour in prehistory and Antiquity 4 Weapons and armour till the end of the 11 century , origins of impact fight 5 Crusades and their importance 6 Knight, tournament , love, novel 7 Achievements of infantry in the 14th century 8 Period of combined armour, progress to plate armour 9 Retreat of a nobleman - a warrior 10 Besiege technique and tactics 11 Strategy, tactics and military theory 12 Fight and trained fencing 13 Final lesson, writing essays

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The course called "Weapons , armour and warfare in the Middle Ages" introduces students to historical sources usable for the study of military history and history of militaria, it presents students with different approaches, ways of interpretation and information value of particular types of sources for military history and of militaria. The course provides a a general overview of current research in the discipline of history of militaria, however it also deals with the issues such as courtly culture, military theory and European power conflicts.
Students will gain a basic idea of development and forms of weapons and armour in various historical periods. They will briefly study important military conflicts and their progress. Participants of the course will have general knowledge of literature related to the issue as well as knowledge of types of historical sources suitable for study of militaria , but also chivalrous culture and military theory.
Prerequisites
There are none.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Student are required : to participate actively during classes, to produce a short paper with presentation, a final essay.
Recommended literature


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science History (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (Single Subject) (A14) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts Cultural History (A14) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History with Education Emphasis (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Education History Focused on Education (A7) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Education History Focused on Education (A7) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (Two-Subject Combination) (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (Single Subject) (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts Cultural and Historical Regional Studies (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Education History (A7) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Education History Focused on Education (A7) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (Two-Subject Combination) (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (Two-Subject Combination) (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Arts History with an emphasis on Education (Two-Subject Combination) (A8) History courses - Winter
Faculty of Science History (A8) History courses - Winter