PV1A122 Early Modern Age Czech Legal History

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Šmídová Malárová (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
! NOW ( PV1A229 Early Modern Age Cz.Leg.Hist. )
Recommended for students of the Czech Medieval Legal History course with a basic understanding of legal terminology and the ability to read Early Modern Age script.
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
Course objectives
The course aims to familiarize students with developments in the law, legal sources and legal science in the Czech lands within a Central European context during the period between the Hussite Wars and the revolutionary year of 1848.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students should understand the structure of the legal order (taking into consideration the constitutional changes which the Czech crown underwent during this period), they should know the most important legal documents from the period in question and should also be able to understand the character of some of the main legal institutions. Part of the teaching also includes individual work with historical sources.
  • 1. Introduction, literature.
  • 2. The constitutional development of the Czech crown during the Early Modern Age.
  • 3. The structure of the legal order, and the different types of legal sources.
  • 4. Provincial law and provincial administration in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
  • 5. The renewal of provincial systems and the beginnings of absolutism.
  • 6. Municipal law and Koldín’s Municipal Law.
  • 7. The legal standing of serfs.
  • 8. Provincial aristocracy, membership of the estates.
  • 9. The main institutions of private law.
  • 10. The Austrian General Civil Law Code (ABGB).
  • 11. Early Modern Age criminal law and its codification in the 18th century.
  • 12. Selected legal and administrative reforms of enlightened absolutism.
  • MALÝ, Karel. Dějiny českého a československého práva do roku 1945. 4. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Leges, 2010. 640 s. ISBN 9788087212394. info
  • VOJÁČEK, Ladislav, Karel SCHELLE and Vilém KNOLL. České právní dějiny (Czech Legal History). 1. vyd. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2008. 684 pp. Právo. ISBN 978-80-7380-127-4. info
Teaching methods
Autumn 2019 e-learning only.
Assessment methods
Test, seminar project
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught last offered.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Předmět s tímto kódem je na podzim 2019 vypisován naposledy.
General note: Předmět se na podzim 2019 vyučuje formou e-learningu.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zapisují imatrikulace 2016-2018.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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