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The course introduces the study of the juridical phenomenon in its historical dimension, with specific regard to commercial law, in order to make students aware of the historical background of the current legal technicality, namely a tradition and an evolution more than a thousand years old.
Attending the course, as well as participating to the educational activities proposed and the personal work will finally enable the student to:
- know, identify and distinguish the most important periods, legal institutions and personalities of the history of medieval and modern commercial law (5th – 20th century AD);
- comprehend, coordinate and explain the complicated set of commercial legal sources (customs, legislation, legal doctrine and practice);
- remember and value the connections between legal history and political, social and economic ones;
and therefore to:
This 36-hour course combines lectures with video-projections. The lectures will present, explain and exemplify the objects of the course program that the student will consequently assimilate through personal work. The slides projected during the lectures will be available, as well as course updates and other educational material, on the e-learning platform “Aulaweb”.
The course attendance is suggested (rules will be explained during the first lectures).
During the course, attending students will be able to take an elective written test, based on already given lectures and slides and concerning the medieval part of the program only, which will be revised by the professor.
To make studying easier, students will be able to take advantage of the professor’s support during the lectures, as well as during office hours and by appointment made by email. Students will be able to take advantage of teaching assistants and tutors’ support too.
The course will be based on the presentation and discussion of the following topics:
- Introduction to history of European juridical and economic experience, from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era;
- Early Medieval period. Germanic law; feudal age; manorial economy.
- Period of ius commune (12th-18th century AD). Commercial revolution, legal sources, institutions, juridical culture. Local and particular laws, legal sources system, “Scuola culta”, consulting and judging jurisprudence, Enlightenment and law, legal sources in the 18th century.
- Period of codifications. Sources of private and commercial law from the First to Second Industrial Revolution, Napoleonic model, history of the codification of commercial law in Italy.
Attending students: to pass the final exam it will be necessary to study the following textbook (together with class notes and slides projected during the lessons):
Non-attending students: to pass the final exam it will be necessary to study the following textbooks:
Office hours: On Tuesday 11.00-13.00, at the Department of Law in Via Balbi 30/6, section of History of Law, 2nd floor, 16126 Genoa; for other days and times by appointment. In any case, it is advisable to always contact the teacher in advance by e-mail, at the address firstname.lastname@example.org. If the health situation does not allow for the reception in person, this will be held on the Teams platform in the channel "Receptions of Prof. Sinisi" code 4ks8dz1, by appointment by writing to email@example.com or by subscribing to the Teams and sending a message to the teacher directly from the platform.
LORENZO SINISI (President)
MATTEO CARMINE FIOCCA
ROBERTA BRACCIA (President Substitute)
ROSSELLA LAURENDI (President Substitute)
MARCO PIETRO PAVESE (President Substitute)
DANIELE CURIR (Substitute)
I semester from September 14th to December 4th 2020
II semester from February 15th to May 7th 2021
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.