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Subject: HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN LAW (A.A. 2022/2023)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in LAW

Course year 1
CFU 9
Teaching units Unit Storia del diritto medievale e moderno
History and Law (lesson)
  • TAF: Basic compulsory subjects SSD: IUS/19 CFU: 9
Teachers: Carmelo Elio TAVILLA
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Teachers

Carmelo Elio TAVILLA

Overview

The course aims to provide a critical overview of Italian and European legal history from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age. The teaching methods used to present the topics intend to stimulate the student's critical thinking, his sense of historical continuity and his understanding of the social foundations and of the cultural and economic aspects of legal phenomena.

Admission requirements

The knowledge of the main institutions of Roman law is useful.

Course contents

A. 3 uftc
I. The legal culture of the early medieval age
II. The low-medieval age and the ius commune
III. The start of the modern age

B. 4 uftc
IV. The legal culture of the ancien régime
V. Natural law, Enlightenment, codification
VI. Constitutional systemsc. 2 uftc
VII. The legal culture of the nineteenth century and the civil code
VIII. The twentieth century in Italy: Fascism and democracy

Teaching methods

The course is offered in the presence. The course will be offered on line if the COVID-19 situation will change. The learning will be supported by the study of the reference texts mentioned in the program, for the better understanding of which is highly recommended frequency of the lessons of the teacher. The lessons do not exclude moments of discussion and debate, both in the lesson, both in meetings from time to time scheduled, even at the request of students.

Assessment methods

The oral examination will be done in a single final exam. The examination will consist of at least three questions and will last 20 minuti approximately. The teacher will verify the understanding of the themes and problems covered by the course, the ability to contextualize and connect them, the logical relevance and the expository mastery.

Learning outcomes

1. A good knowledge of the issues addressed to in the reference texts and during lessons.
2. The ability to connect the issues to the relevant socio-historical dynamics that leads to the understanding of legal phenomena.
3. Critical understanding of the issues, coupled with a certain degree of independent judgment.
4. Command of the Italian language, clarity, consistency.
5. Historical and comparative contextualization skill, necessary for a proper learning of the law in force.

Readings

-Per gli studenti frequentanti:
Aa.Vv., Tempi del diritto. Età medievale, moderna, contemporanea, Giappichelli, Torino 2018 (seconda edizione), tutti e 8 i capitoli, esclusi i paragrafi di approfondimento (quelli finali di ogni capitolo, segnalati in neretto)
GLI APPUNTI PRESI A LEZIONE NON POSSONO IN ALCUN MODO SOSTITUIRE IL TESTO DI RIFERIMENTO

-Per gli studenti non frequentanti (solo per gli appelli estivi):
Aa.Vv., Tempi del diritto. Età medievale, moderna, contemporanea, Giappichelli, Torino 2018 (seconda edizione), tutti e 8 i capitoli, compresi i paragrafi di approfondimento (quelli finali di ogni capitolo, segnalati in neretto)

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Per l'integrazione di 3 cfu di Storia del diritto medievale e moderno (passaggio dalla Laurea in Scienze Giuridiche dell’Impresa e della Pubblica Amministrazione alla Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza):
Aa.Vv., Tempi del diritto. Età medievale, moderna, contemporanea, Giappichelli, Torino 2016, capitoli I, VII e VIII