MED41 Roman law and its heritage in the Mediterranean area (Roman law after 476 AD)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
JUDr. Miroslav Frýdek, Ph.D. et Ph.D. (lecturer)
Bc. Lenka Bidmonová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Katarina Petrovićová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
each even Wednesday 15:50–19:05 A21
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
describe the evolution of the Roman law after the end of the Western Roman empire
explain > explain the Roman law influence on the legal systems of the new barbarian states
demonstrate the Roman law influence on the legal orders of the modern states, especially on those in the Mediterranean area (Italy, Spain, France)
enumerate main exponents of the so called reception schools
  • Legal situation after the end of the Roman empire.
  • Pope Vigilius and emperor Justinian.
  • Vulgarization of law.
  • Personality and territoriality of law.
  • Selected legal monuments.
  • Leges barbarorum and leges romana barbarorum.
  • Glossators.
  • Commentators.
  • Mos italicus et gallicus.
  • Usus modernus pandectarum.
    recommended literature
  • KUDRNA, Jaroslav. Studie k barbarským zákoníkům Lex Baiuvariorum a Lex Alamanorum a počátkům feudálních vztahů v jižním Německu. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1959. 171 s. info
    not specified
  • URFUS, Valentin. Historické základy novodobého práva soukromého : římskoprávní dědictví a soukromé právo kontinentální Evropy. 2. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2001. x, 131. ISBN 8071795046. info
  • BARTOŠEK, Milan. Encyklopedie římského práva. Druhé, přepracované vydá. Praha: Academia, 1994. 471 stran. ISBN 802000243X. info
  • URFUS, Valentin. Římskoprávní vzdělanost a její vklad do vývoje státoprávních představ : od středověku do konce feudalismu. 1. vyd. Brno: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, 1978. 134 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading, class discussion.
Assessment methods
Oral exam aimed at testing the student’s insight into the topics explained and discussed during lectures.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016.
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