MP103Zk General History of Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. JUDr. Ladislav Vojáček, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Bc. Jaromír Tauchen, Ph.D., LL.M. Eur.Int. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Pavel Salák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Ondřej Horák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Mgr. Jakub Razim, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. Ladislav Vojáček, CSc.
Department of the History of the State and Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Zuzana Suchá
Supplier department: Department of the History of the State and Law - Faculty of Law
Mon 25. 9. to Fri 22. 12. Tue 15:05–16:35 140, Tue 16:40–18:10 136
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( MP103Z General History of Law-Seminar ) || MP103Z General History of Law-Seminar || CM103Z General History of Law-Seminar
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • Law (programme PrF, M-PPV) (2)
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
formulate main development tendencies in ancient, medieval and modern states;
understand specifics in the development of ancient and medieval state systems;
understand specifics of ancient and medieval law;
learn the formation of public law disciplines;
inform about contemporary reasons for constitutional system implementation;
inform about contemporary reasons for civil liberties implemetation;
explain main specifics of modern constitutions;
explain fundamentals of the authoritative regimes in the 20th cent.;
understand the importance of the 18th and 19th centuries codifications for the continental law development;
describe main differences between continental and common law;
analyse characteristics of development of certain European states and the USA.
  • Development in periods.
  • Ancient state and law.
  • Medieval law and state (early centralization,disintegration,monarchy of the estates), absolutism, modern state and law.
  • Estates, feud system, position of servants.
  • Role and position of the monarch, central and local institutions.
  • Sources of law, legal relics.
  • Legal particularism.
  • Perception of Roman law.
  • Differences in development of continental and English law.
  • Most important codification of 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Constitutional Development of European states and USA.
  • Characteristics of law and state development in the I.half of 19th century.
  • Totalitarian regimes in 20th. Century.
  • Characteristic features of law in 20th century.
    required literature
  • VOJÁČEK, L and KOL. Nástin právních dějin. 1. vyd. Brno: MU - MUNIPRESS, 2011. info
  • VOJÁČEK, Ladislav, Ondřej HORÁK, Pavel SALÁK, Karel SCHELLE, Renata VESELÁ and Eduard VLČEK. Praktikum z právních dějin (Practice of Legal History). / Ladislav Vojáček a kolektiv. 1. vyd. Pelhřimov: Jaroslav Samek, 2006. 236 pp. ISBN 80-86391-19-1. info
Teaching methods
homeworks, lecture
Assessment methods
open questions as a form of written exam (no test; 66% success rate)
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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