General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Economic And Social History Of Europe
Language English
Module lecturer Piotr Pilarczyk
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Associate professor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-ESHE-w-Erasm


Mondays, 11.30AM-1PM, room 4.15 Collegium Iuridicum Novum

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to give explanation of origins of modern society, economy and capitalism, economic development in historical and legal point of view.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)



  1. Week 1 Economic history. Legal, historical and economical aspects.
  2. Week 2 West European Feudalism
  3. Week 3 Polish economy in Middle-ages
  4. Week 4 Development of trade and finance in Europe (to 16th cent.)
  5. Week 5 Age of discovery and colonialism
  6. Week 6 Two paths of development in Europe. Economy in East Europe
  7. Week 7 Economic development of Western Europe. Economic thought
  8. Week 8 European economy in 19th century
  9. Week 9 Partition of Poland – economic consequences
  10. Week 10 Industrial revolution of late 19th century
  11. Week 11 I World War – economic effects
  12. Week 12 Polish economy in interwar period
  13. Week 13 Poland after WW2 – socialism
  14. Week 14 Changes in economy after WW2
  15. Week 15 Transformation of Polish economy after 1989

Reading list