Institute of History
Death and dying in the municipal cultural-social environment in medieval Hungary (with emphasis on the territory of today's Slovakia)
Name of the supervisor
Miriam Hlavačková, PhD.
Filozofická fakulta UK
The aim of the dissertation will be research focused on private rituals related to the death of the burghers, religious rituals connected with funerals, the perception of death in the municipal environment, the last needs of the dying, the provision for widows and orphans after the death of the deceased one and the care provided in hospitals. Related to this are the issues of the perception of death in medieval times based on Hungarian written sources (due to natural disasters, crop failures, epidemics, wars). During the first semester, further specification/adaptation of the topic is expected. Requirements: knowledge of Slovak/Czech language, passive knowledge of Latin and German. Knowledge of Hungarian, English is an advantage.