The aim of the course is to introduce to the students the basic approaches and methods of research of epigraphy, egdotics and chronology, but also and other, so-called secondary historical sub disciplines: heraldry, vexillology, genealogy and historical cartography. The main goal of the course to enable the students to use material sources (epigraphic inscriptions, heraldic symbols, cartographic sources etc.) in historical research. One of the goal of this course is also to teach the students how to prepare the written sources for the publication.
Week 1: Introduction of the course - work schedule and student obligations.
Week 2: Early Medieval epigraphy - royal epigraphic inscriptions of Višeslav, Trpimir, Branimir and queen Helen.
Week 3: Romanesque and Gothic epigraphy - Romanesque inscriptions in Zadar, epigraphs in Trogir cathedral, the epitaph of Toma Archdeacon, epigraphic memory of king Zvonimir, the inscription from the ciborium of the Euphrasian basilica in Poreč.
Week 4: Epigraphy of Renaissance and early modern times - Renaissance epigraphs from the mansion of Petar Hektorović, Dubrovnik inscriptions, Early Modern Continental inscriptions.
Week 5: Egdotics - definition of the term, methods and rules for the publication of written sources; the legend, the header and the text of the published document; abbreviations, orthography, punctuation, usage of critical signs and symbols.
Week 6: Publishers of archive material - Marko Lauro Ruić and Tadija Smičiklas.
Week 7: The first test - epigraphy and egdotics.
Week 8: Chronology - definition of the term, basic parts of the date, dating by feasts and days of the week, dating after movable feasts, auxiliary and Easter tables, the reform of calendar, the issue of the era.
Week 9: Styles in the chronology - the types and methods of conversion; the control elements of the date.
Week 10: Heraldry - definition of the term, coats of arms and armorial bearing, the development in Croatia, heraldic rules, heraldic colors, contemporary Croatian heraldry.
Week 11: Vexillology - definition of the term, the historical development of the flag, the system of bandera, signal flag, the flag of modern cities and counties in Croatia.
Week 12: Genealogy - definition of the concept, historical development, types of genealogy sources.
Week 13: The historical cartography - definition of the concept, historical development, classification of maps, showing relief, portolans.
Week 14: The final review of the auxiliary historical sciences in Croatia.
Week 15: The second test - chronology, heraldry with vexillology, genealogy, historical cartography.
- Stipišić, Jakov, Pomoćne povijesne znanosti u teoriji i praksi, Zagreb 1991.
- Zmajić, Bartol, Heraldika, sfragistika, genealogija, veksilologija, rječnik heraldičkog nazivlja, Zagreb 1996.