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030621 KU Manuscripts and Sources (2018S)

German, Latin or Hebrew, Yiddisch, Judeo-German, Judeo-Spanish

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

25. Juli bis 10. August mit den Veranstaltungsorten Wien, Eisenstadt, Fürth, Fulda, Hamburg und Ostfriesland

Thursday 08.03. 19:15 - 21:30 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG (Kickoff Class)


Aims, contents and method of the course

Palaeography courses are offered in six different variants giving the participants the opportunity to acquire or enhance reading skills in original German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Judaeo-German and Judaeo-Spanish sources on different levels. Please note that any of the palaeography classes can only be attended as part of the "9th summer academy on the history of the Jews in the Holy Roman Empire and its successor states".

The summer academy on the history of the Jews in the Holy Roman Empire and its succesor states was established in 2009 as spin-off product of the research-cluster „The Jewish Holy Roman Empire“. From its inception the main objective of the summer academy has been to acquaint students and early career scholars with an intensive, critical, interdisciplinary, research-oriented and source-based training in the history of the Jews and their relations with the non-Jewish environment in Central Europe from the late 15th century to the present. The programme of the summer academy is focused on, but not limited to the Jewish experience in the Holy Roman Empire. About three quarters of the classes are taught in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

-regular participation

Examination topics

Reading list

Dieter Hecht, Louise Hecht, Kerstin Mayerhofer, Avraham Siluk u. Stephan Wendehorst, Quellen zur jüdischen Geschichte im Heiligen Römischen Reich und seinen Nachfolgestaaten. Judendeutsch, Jiddisch, Hebräisch, Judenspanisch, 16.-20. Jahrhundert, Wien: Böhlau, 2014.

Michael Hochedlinger, Aktenkunde. Urkunden- und Aktenlehre der Neuzeit, Wien: Böhlau, 2009.

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte 2014: LV im Pflichtmodul 4 (4 ECTS)| MA Geschichte 2008:
Geschichte der Neuzeit im transdisziplinären Kontext (4 ECTS) | MA Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung: Europaforschung in transdisziplinärer Perspektive (4 ECTS)

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