Storia del diritto medievale e moderno

A.Y. 2016/2017
Lesson for
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso è volto a delineare i cardini della storia del diritto in Europa dal primo medioevo all'età contemporanea.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi, verificati sia nella prova scritta che nell'esame orale (secondo i Descrittori di Dublino)

Conoscenza e capacità di comprensione: comprendere e ricostruire le linee fondamentali della storia del diritto in Europa in relazione ai principali eventi che hanno caratterizzato la storia politica, religiosa, economica e sociale europea.
Capacità di applicare conoscenza e comprensione: sviluppare capacità analitiche e sintetiche nella ricostruzione delle tappe della storia del diritto europeo.
Autonomia di giudizio: individuare i tratti salienti delle singole tematiche oggetto di studio.
Abilità comunicative: esporre i concetti in modo chiaro, corretto e ordinato, sia in forma scritta che nell'esame orale.
Capacità di apprendimento: comprendere gli aspetti fondamentali dell'evoluzione storica delle fonti del diritto, delle istituzioni e delle dottrine giuridiche tra medioevo ed età moderna.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Lessons: 60 hours
Syllabus
Programme of the course

The course focuses on the fundamental aspects of the evolution of the sources of law in European history, with particular regard to the sources of law creation, from Germanic kingdoms to the feudal age, from the age of the ius commune (12th - 15th centuries) - with particular regard to the school of glossarists and commentators, to the role of local laws, and to the formation of common law - to monarchy absolutism of the 16th - 18th centuries - the "scuola culta", the "seconda scolastica", natural law and the crisis of the ius commune -, to the reforms of the 18th century - the Enlightenment in law and the French Revolution - to the codes of the 19th century.
Throughout the course, particular attention will be paid to the relationships between legal thinking, legislation and practices of law, to the role performed by jurists as individuals and as a class, as well as to the connections between legal history and political, social history and history of ideas.

Summary of the course

Late antiquity and early Middle Ages, 6th - 11th centuries: law in late antiquity; the Church; the Germanic kingdoms; the feudal age.
The age of classical "ius commune", 12th - 15th centuries: public institutions; glossarists; canon law; University; the legal professions; commentators; local laws and special laws; the system of sources; the formation of common law.
The modern age, 16th - 18th centuries: the monarchy legislation; "scuola culta"; legal pragmatism; "seconda scolastica"; natural law; equity and common law; the crisis of the ius commune.
The age of reforms, 18th - 19th centuries: the Enlightenment in law; the reforms of the 18th century; the French Revolution and law; the codes.

Text-book for attendings students

Lecture notes and teaching aids.

Text-book for not attendings students

Padoa-Schioppa, Storia del diritto in Europa - Dal medioevo all'età contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007, pp. 21-472.

Intermediate exam

For attending students, an intermediate written exam is contemplated, which will be valid forever.

Propaedeutic exams

The Institutions of Private Law I exam is propaedeutic to the History of Medieval and Modern Law exam.

Note

In case of failure to pass the exam, it can be taken again after a 30-day term.

Further information

It is possible to have access to the Ariel Portal dedicated to e-learning to retrieve the sources of law, of legal theories and case law being studied; the self-evaluation tests for the preparation to the exam; and - for the attending students - lecture notes and teaching aids.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi