Legal History from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/19
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of the history of law from the Middle Ages to the modern age and the tools necessary to understand the main legal aspects of European civilization from the 12th to the 20th centuries.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired a clear and concise knowledge of the legal sources that characterized the European continent from the Middle Ages to the 20thcentury. They shall also be able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning and it will be aimed at developing the ability to link to institutions at different times to the diverse laws used and to understand why.
Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Rulers and ruled: the long journey from subjects to citizens
Module 1: Middle Ages
Module 2: Modern Age: from the end of the Middle Age to French Revolution
Module 3: Contemporary Age: from Napoleone Bonaparte to Fascism
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
and
A. Padoa Schioppa, La storia del diritto in Europa. Dal medioevo all'età contemporanea, il Mulino 2016, only the chapters which will indicated during the lessons.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
and
A. Padoa Schioppa, La storia del diritto in Europa. Dal medioevo all'età contemporanea, il Mulino 2016, only the chapters which will indicated during the lessons.
Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
* Medieval choice:
A. Padoa Schioppa, Il diritto nella storia d'Europa. Il Medioevo. Parte prima. Ristampa accresciuta, Cedam Padova 2005
Knowledge of the following essays available online:
G. Rossi: Bartolo da Sassoferrato
F. Bambi: Baldo degli Ubaldi
D. Quaglioni: Il nuovo ordinamento della Chiesa: decretisti e decretalisti
I. Birocchi: Mos Italicus e mos gallicus
in Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti. Il contributo italiano alla storia del pensiero. Ottava appendice. Istituto dell'enciclopedia italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani, Roma 2012
* Modern and contemporary choice:
M. Ascheri, Introduzione storica al diritto moderno e contemporaneo, Giappichelli 2008
- Programme for 9 cfu:
* Medieval choice:
A. Padoa Schioppa, Il diritto nella storia d'Europa. Il Medioevo. Parte prima. Ristampa accresciuta, Cedam Padova 2005
Knowledge of the following essays available online:
P. Grossi, Medioevo e modernità: le diverse fondazioni di due civiltà giuridiche
C. Storti: i giuristi di fronte alla città e all'Impero
G. Rossi: Bartolo da Sassoferrato
F. Bambi: Baldo degli Ubaldi
D. Quaglioni: Il nuovo ordinamento della Chiesa: decretisti e decretalisti
A. Paravicini Bagliani: La costruzione della monarchia papale
G. Minnucci: Graziano
A. Padovani: Gregorio IX
I. Birocchi: Mos Italicus e mos gallicus
in Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti. Il contributo italiano alla storia del pensiero. Ottava appendice. Istituto dell'enciclopedia italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani, Roma 2012
* Modern and contemporary choice:
M. Ascheri, Introduzione storica al diritto moderno e contemporaneo, Giappichelli 2008
Knowledge of the following essays available online:
E. Dezza, Il problema della pena di morte
R. Ferrante, Il problema della codificazione
in Enciclopedia Italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti. Il contributo italiano alla storia del pensiero. Ottava appendice. Istituto dell'enciclopedia italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani, Roma 2012

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam;
- Type of examination: oral interrogation;
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity;
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s;
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
IUS/19 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
IUS/19 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
IUS/19 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LAW - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)