General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Economic And Social History Of Europe
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. Piotr Pilarczyk
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-ESHE-w-Erasm


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)



Week 1 Economic history. Legal, historical and economical aspects.Week 2 West European FeudalismWeek 3 Polish economy in Middle-agesWeek 4 Development of trade and finance in Europe (to 16th cent.)Week 5 Age of discovery and colonialismWeek 6 Two paths of development in Europe. Economy in East EuropeWeek 7 Economic development of Western Europe. Economic thoughtWeek 8 European economy in 19th centuryWeek 9 Partition of Poland – economic consequencesWeek 10 Industrial revolution of late 19th centuryWeek 11 I World War – economic effectsWeek 12 Polish economy in interwar periodWeek 13 Poland after WW2 – socialismWeek 14 Changes in economy after WW2Week 15 Transformation of Polish economy after 1989

Reading list

An economic history of Europe. From expansion to development, ed. A. di Vittorio, New York 2006; The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, vol. 1-2, ed. S. Broadberry and K. H. O'Rourke, Cambridge 2010; A theory of economic history, J. R. Hicks, London 1969; A concise economic history of the world : from paleolithic times to the present, R. Cameron, New York 1997; Before the Industrial Revolution. European Society and Economy, 1000-1700, sec. ed., C. Cipolla, New York-London 1980; An Economic and Social History of Later Medieval Europe, 1000-1500, S. A. Epstein, Cambridge 2009; Origins of the European Economy. Communication and Commerce, A.D. 300-900, M. McCormick, Cambridge 2001.