The teaching aims to illustrate, in its most salient lines, the history of European legal sources and thought between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, providing students with the ability to reflect on the main stages of the historical development of the European legal experience and, more in general, on the characteristics of western juridical civilization, as well as the ability to express orally the notions acquired with argumentative coherence, systematic rigor and language properties. The course also aims to provide students with the ability to orient themselves in the complex dialectic between legal sources, institutions and society and to analyze the legal problems of the past, questioning the relationship between law and society also with reference to the present.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will have to know the main stages of the development of law and European legal thought between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. They will also have to demonstrate that they have acquired an adequate critical capacity on the salient features of European legal events of the last centuries and an adequate ability to communicate autonomous reflections on these events, indispensable in order to be able to perceive and understand today's legal complexity.