Historie a archeologie : limity spolupráce a porozumění mezi obory

Title in English History and archaeology : limits of inter-disciplinary cooperation and understanding


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Raný český stát 10. století
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Archaelogy; Historiography; methodology; tenth century; Central Europe
Description The cooperation between archaeology and history is limited by sociological factors as well as limits given by the very nature of the examined sources. The author shows on several examples that the different character and frequency of written documents considerably limits the weight of their testimony in confrontation with archaeological discoveries, often relegating them to mere illustrations and declaimed, somewhat hackneyed anecdotes. He believes that in the long run, it will be better if instead of an effort aimed at a direct confrontation of incomparable sets of information, the two disciplines will respect the necessary need for the existence of a homogeneous set of data if any systematic knowledge is to be reached. Likewise, he believes it is necessary for researchers in various specializations to always endeavour to understand the knowledge in related disciplines as an open problem, to get to know well the methods of neighbouring disciplines and especially their limits.
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