History of Medieval and Modern Law [Matricole pari] (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00324
Name of lecturer
Cecilia Pedrazza Gorlero
Coordinator
Cecilia Pedrazza Gorlero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/19 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2016, 2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2016

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course examines the sources of law in Middle and Modern Ages, in the widest area of political and institutional european history. The course follows the gradual formation, ripening and decline of the medieval law experience, progressively replaced by the modern one, well-grounded on the different values of an alternative law society. The course aims at providing the necessary instruments to understand the essential historical law perspective, through the comparison between techniques of medieval and modern disciplines, so deeply different from roman and contemporary values and principles.

Syllabus

PART I - MEDIEVAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE: THEMES AND PROBLEMS
Introductory notions: legal experience; fundamental characteristics of medieval law.
High Middle Ages: Roman-barbarian law; personality of law; territorial customs; feudal law.
Late Middle Ages: commune and statutory law; University and legal science; sources of law and legal systems; concept of 'ius commune'. The transition to the Modern Age: the pragmatic legal system.

PART II - CHARACTERS OF MODERN LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Legal Humanism; national rights; modern state; French experience; André Tiraqueau; 'ordo iuris' in the Early Modern Age; Great European Courts; rationalization of law; law and centralized sovereign power; Eighteenth-century legalism and legal enlightenment; Ancien régime; idea of code.


RECOMMENDED READINGS

- Students attending the lessons:

1. P. GROSSI, L’ordine giuridico medievale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1995 (or reprints).
2. G. ROSSI, Incunaboli della modernità. Scienza giuridica e cultura umanistica in André Tiraqueau (1488-1558), Torino, Giappichelli, 2007 (excluding chapter VIII).


- Students not attending the lessons:

1. P. GROSSI, L’ordine giuridico medievale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1995 (or reprints).
2. G. ROSSI, Incunaboli della modernità. Scienza giuridica e cultura umanistica in André Tiraqueau (1488-1558), Torino, Giappichelli, 2007.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Rossi Incunaboli della modernità. Scienza giuridica e cultura umanistica in Andrè Tiraqueau (1488-1558). Giappicchelli 2007
P. Grossi L'ordine giuridico medievale Laterza 1995

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is divided into two parts: 1. written test with unanswered questions; 2. oral examination.
Students must pass both parties.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016