The history of the law of nations WP-SM-HPN(p)
Detailed program of the course:
1. The value of history of the law of nations inteaching international relations, hisory and contemporary of international law. Periodisation of the hisory of the law of nations. History of the law of nations and it science.
2. General tasks: historical development of the international community and basic terms of the law of nations.
3. Law of nations in pre-Columbus era: international community in Ancient Times and Middle Ages (law of treatis and law of war, the concept of justified war and the law of peace, official nad trade relations). Poland and the law of nations and its science.
4. Geographical discoveries and their impact on changes of international community structure and development of the law of nations, methods of colonization, domination on the seas.
5. The shape of european order and development of the law of nations institutions between: 16 and 18th century: from the family of christian states to the Westphalia Treaty and national states, the birth and development of diplomacy, american and french revolutions and the law of nations, early modern international arbitrary, development of the law of nations science; confrontation between natural and positivistic concepts. The lost of statehood by Poland
6. Law of nations in the 19 and 20th century.
7. League of Nations.
(in Polish) E-Learning
(in Polish) E-Learning (pełny kurs) z podziałem na grupy
(in Polish) E-Learning z podziałem na grupy
(in Polish) Grupa przedmiotów ogólnouczenianych
Learning outcome code/codes
Type of subject
Student is able to:
define basic terminology in the law of nations
characterise historic basis in the development of the law of nations
indicate basisc decisive points in the history of creation of the law of nations
explain an impact of certain historic events on the development of the law of nations (cause - effect)
tell something on the position of Poland in the development of the law of nations
present in chronology events in the history of the world which had the biggest influence on the creation of the law of nations;
argument to presented events
Academic hours (acording to the plan of studies) with a teacher 40
Self study#reading of the literature 10
Self study#praparation to classes 5
Self study#praparation to exam 20
Summ of hours 75
Summaric number of ECTS pointd to the module 3
Written exam, test
W. G. Grewe, The Epochs of International Law, WdeGruyter 2000;
R. Bierzanek, J. Symonides, Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne, Warszawa, rozdz. 2
J. Pieńkos, Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne, Kraków 2004, rozdz. 6
S. E. Nahlik, Narodziny nowożytnej dyplomacji, Ossolineum 1971
M. Lachs, Rzecz o nauce prawa międzynarodowego, Ossolineum 1986
Zarys prawa międzynarodowego publicznego, pod red. M. Muszkata, t. 1, Warszawa1955, cz. II
L. Ehrlich, Prawo międzynarodowe, Warszawa 1958, rozdz. 3
L. Ehrlich, Polski wykład prawa wojny XV wieku, Warszawa 1955, rozdz. 2 i 3.
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