24331 - History of Medieval and Modern Law (D-L)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the lessons the student

- knows the political institutions, the legal roots, the jurisprudence, the legal science which characterize the history of Western Continental Europe from Late Middle Age to Modern Age

- knows the importance of the historical approach to the legal phenomenons, in order to become a conscoius member of the community of jurists

Course contents

The contents of the handbooks are interelly required for the examination.




1) P. Alvazzi del Frate, M. Cavina, R. Ferrante, M.N. Miletti, N. Sarti, S. Solimano, G. Speciale, E. Tavilla, Tempi del diritto. Età medievale, moderna, contemporanea, Torino, Giappichelli, 2023, cap. I, II, III, IV.

2) N. Sarti, Scuole, Studium, Ateneo. I primi secoli di vita dell'Università di Bologna, Bologna, BUP, 2018, cap. II, II.

Foreign students are allowed to prepare their oral examination reading M. Bellomo, L'Europa del diritto comune, Roma, Il Cigno Galileo Galilei, 1998.


Attending students

The presence of attendign students will not ben check.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods are aticulatet by frontal lessons, which through will be lead the sistematic exposition of course contents. 

The lessons wil start in the second part of academic year. Studenst will be allowed to afford the examination from may 2023.

Assessment methods

The final examination will be oral and it is going to certifie that the student

- knows the history of political institutions, of legal roots, of jurisprudence, of legal science from Late Middle Age to Modern Age

- knows the importance of an historical background in the knowledgement of nowdays european jurists

The thesis

The thesis, intended for a detailed study of institutes, people and precise moments from juridical medieval and modern history, will be assigned to those students who show a clear interest in the historical-juridical educational path.

Requests from those students who decline to dedicate the necessary time to make thesis elaboration a constructive experience will not be accepted.

Teaching tools

The course is completely supported by Microsoft Powerpoint. Seminars will be announced in time in the course of the lessons, if prevented.

Office hours

See the website of Nicoletta Sarti


Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.