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PALAEOGRAPHY AND DIPLOMACY
PALEOGRAFIA E DIPLOMATICA

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Sara Cambrini After the lessons, or by appointment to be agreed via email
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language French English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (LM-14 / LM-15)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

Acquisition of the necessary knowledge to read and interpret a written documentary source of the medieval West; knowledge of the typologies, of the history of medieval documentation and of the processes of production, conservation and transmission of documentary sources.

Program

The course of study will focus mainly on the study of Diplomatics, with hints of Latin Paleography aimed at the reading, analysis and interpretation of the document. Course program: outlines of the history of Diplomatics; the public document and the private document: genesis and types; the forms of the document: extrinsic and intrinsic characters; chronology; tradition of documents: originals, copies and forgeries; the edition of documentary sources; bibliographic tools.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding. Students will learn the fundamental principles and methodology of Diplomatics, the main phases of the history of the document (public and private), the chronology of the document and principles of sealing, as well as the notions of Latin Paleography fundamental and instrumental to reading, historical framework and understanding. of the document.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding. At the end of the course the student will be able to recognize the different types of documents; read and comment on significant parts or elements of a document, understanding their historical and legal significance; will be able to verify the date of a document and bring it back to modern counting. He will have the tools to deal independently with the handwritten sources and to deepen his knowledge on issues of the discipline.

Communication skills. Students will be able to clearly communicate, even to non-specialists, the knowledge acquired, the subject of the discipline and its purposes. Learning ability. Students will have acquired the ability to independently continue the study of the Discipline.

Learning ability. Students will have acquired the ability to independently continue the study of the Discipline.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures and practical exercises.

Reading exercises will be held during the lessons. The teaching material prepared by the teacher and the specific communications of the teacher are available, together with other support activities, within the Moodle platform ›blended.uniurb.it

Attendance

Knowledge of Latin is recommended, even at an elementary level. Direct attendance of the lessons is recommended, given the practical nature of the lessons.

Course books

For Diplomacy:

 A. Pratesi, Genesis and forms of the medieval document, Rome, Jouvence, 1979 and subsequent editions; course notes and material reported by the teacher from time to time.

For Paleography:

a text chosen from: G. Cencetti, Latin paleography, ed. edited by P. Supino Martini, Rome, Guide Jouvence 1, 1978; 2) G. Battelli, Lessons in Latin paleography, Vatican City, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2002; 3) P. Cherubini-A. Pratesi, Latin paleography. The Graphic Adventure of the Western World, Vatican City, Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archives, 2010.

Assessment

Oral exam, consisting of:

- one or more questions on the history of Latin writing;

- one or more questions on the fundamental principles of Diplomatics;

- reading and analysis of a facsimile of a medieval document, which will be asked to perform a brief oral summary, and a diplomatic analysis (general partition, intrinsic characters).

The achievement of an organic vision of the discipline combined with the ability to critically use the notions learned and the expressive and specific language mastery will result in an evaluation ranging from excellent to very good.

The mnemonic knowledge of the contents, combined with good critical skills and a correct but not always appropriate language will lead to discrete evaluations.

The minimal knowledge of the contents, even in the presence of some training gaps and the use of inappropriate language will give rise to sufficient evaluations.

Training gaps, inappropriate language and difficulties in orienting the bibliographic materials will give rise to negative evaluations

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

Non-attending students are invited to contact the teacher to agree on a specific preparation program.

Course books

For Diplomacy:

A. Pratesi, Genesis and forms of the medieval document, Rome, Jouvence, 1979 and subsequent editions; course notes and material reported by the teacher from time to time.

For Paleography, a text chosen from: G. Cencetti, Latin paleography, ed. edited by P. Supino Martini, Rome, Guide Jouvence 1, 1978; 2) G. Battelli, Lessons in Latin paleography, Vatican City, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2002; 3) P. Cherubini-A. Pratesi, Latin paleography. The Graphic Adventure of the Western World, Vatican City, Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archives, 2010. To the texts listed above will be added the reading of 2 texts of your choice to be agreed with the teacher.

Assessment

Oral exam consisting of:

- one or more questions on the history of Latin writing;

- one or more questions on the fundamental principles of Diplomatics;

- one or more specific questions on the two articles chosen by the student.

The achievement of an organic vision of the discipline combined with the ability to critically use the notions learned and the expressive and specific language mastery will result in an evaluation ranging from excellent to very good.

The mnemonic knowledge of the contents, combined with good critical skills and a correct but not always appropriate language will lead to discrete evaluations.

The minimal knowledge of the contents, even in the presence of some training gaps and the use of inappropriate language will give rise to sufficient evaluations.

Training gaps, inappropriate language and difficulties in orienting the bibliographic materials will give rise to negative evaluations

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