Andrzej Dziadzio: A Renowned Scholar of Legal History
Andrzej Dziadzio is a professor of law at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is an expert in the history of law and constitutionalism in Europe, especially in the Habsburg monarchy and Galicia. He is also the author of several books and articles on various aspects of legal history, such as censorship, constitutional monarchy, judicial system, and sources of law.
One of his most popular works is Powszechna historia prawa (Universal History of Law), a comprehensive textbook for law, administration and history students. The book covers the development of law from the fifth century to the end of the twentieth century, with a thematic division into five parts: history of sources, history of private law, history of criminal law, history of criminal procedure, and history of civil procedure. The book also integrates elements of Polish law into the European legal heritage, helping students to understand the connections between Polish judicial traditions and the continent's legacy.
The book was first published in 2008 by PWN, a leading academic publisher in Poland. It has been revised and expanded several times to reflect the latest research and changes in legal development. The most recent edition was published in 2020 and has 530 pages. The book is also available as an ebook in mobi and epub formats.
Andrzej Dziadzio is not only a distinguished scholar but also an active teacher and mentor. He teaches courses on universal history of law, state of law in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, comparative history of state systems, and seminars on universal history of state and law. He also participates in various research projects and academic committees related to his field of expertise.
Andrzej Dziadzio is a valuable contributor to the advancement of legal history in Poland and Europe. His work is widely recognized and appreciated by students, colleagues and readers alike.
Some of the topics that Andrzej Dziadzio has explored in his publications include:
The press censorship in Austria from 1862 to 1914, as a legal-historical study of the mechanisms and effects of state control over the media in the Habsburg empire.
The constitutional monarchy in Austria from 1867 to 1914, as a political-legal analysis of the power relations, citizenship rights and legal norms in the dualist system of Austria-Hungary.
The office of the General Delegate of the Government for Galicia from 1919 to 1921, as a historical-institutional examination of the role and functions of this representative of the central government in the autonomous region of Galicia.
The application of the Code Civil in the Free City of Krakow from 1815 to 1833, as a comparative-legal investigation of the reception and adaptation of the French civil code in the Polish-German city-state under Austrian protection.
The opinions of the professors and doctors of the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University as a source for studying the application of the Code Napoleon in the Free City of Krakow, as a methodological contribution to the use of archival documents for legal-historical research.
Andrzej Dziadzio has also edited and annotated several historical sources and documents, such as Teka StaÅczyka (StaÅczyk's Portfolio), a collection of political pamphlets from the sixteenth century attributed to StaÅczyk, the legendary court jester and adviser of Polish kings. ec8f644aee