Ius commune

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione: comprendere le tecniche interpretative e la metodologia scientifica dei giuristi medievali, nonché i tratti salienti del processo romano-canonico.
Capacità di applicare conoscenza e comprensione: sviluppare capacità analitiche e sintetiche nella ricostruzione dell'età del diritto comune e dell'iter del processo di diritto comune.
Autonomia di giudizio: individuare gli aspetti caratterizzanti le singole tematiche oggetto di studio.
Abilità comunicative: esporre i concetti in modo chiaro, corretto e ordinato, sia nella prova scritta che nell'esame orale.
Capacità di apprendimento: comprendere gli istituti giuridici oggetto di indagine nella loro dimensione storica.
Expected learning outcomes
Al termine del corso lo studente avrà acquisito la conoscenza delle linee fondamentali della storia del diritto nell'età dello ius commune, con particolare riguardo alle tecniche interpretative poste in essere dai giuristi medievali (glossatori e commentatori) e ai tratti salienti dell'iter del processo romano canonico come modello di processo europeo.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
The course is aimed at studying in depth the history of law in the time period from the 12th and the 15th century, with particular regard to the ius commune system and the ius commune trial.
The first part of the course, of introductory nature, will be dedicated to the analysis of some aspects of the age of classical ius commune (12th - 15th centuries), with special regard to interpretation techniques and scientific methodology for approaching the law of medieval jurists, from the school of glossarists to the commentators' one, and to the contribution of jurisprudence to the formation of the system of sources of law in the Late Middle Ages.
The second part, more substantial and of monographic nature, will deal with the salient points of the roman-canon trial, both of the civil trial (ordinary and summary trial, from the introduction of the case to litis contestatio, from the evidence system to the dispute settlement, and to the systems of judicial review as well as the appeals of sentences), and of the criminal trial, the accusatory procedure (accusatory libel, public and private charge, evidentiary proceedings) and inquisitorial procedure (officium iudicis, secrecy, torture and confession, inquisition in the heresy and witchcraft trials).
Prerequisites for admission
Constitutional Law, Private Law and History of Medieval and Modern Law exams are propaedeutics to the Ius commune exam.
Teaching methods
Frontal lesson
Teaching Resources
Text-book for attendings students

E. CORTESE, Le grandi linee della storia giuridica medievale, Roma 2000, pp. 229-397 and lecture notes and teaching aids.

Text-book for not attendings students

A. Santangelo Cordani, "La pura verità". Processi antiereticali e Inquisizione romana tra Cinque e Seicento", Milano Giuffré Francis Lefebvre, 2019.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final proof of the teaching profit is held in oral form and the evaluation is expressed with a mark out of thirty, with possible honors. For attending students there will be an intermediate written exam (which will retain unlimited validity), in the form of questionnaires characterized by open questions. The evaluation of the proofs (both written and oral) take into account the correctness of the contents, the clarity of argumentation and the skills of critical analysis and re-elaboration.
IUS/19 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Microsoft Teams by e-mail