HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 001 Across Oceans, Lands and Peoples: A Cultural History of the Early Modern Iberian World
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course, we will explore the development and aftermath of Portuguese and Spanish expansion across vast swathes of ocean, lands and peoples between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Our studies will take us from the peninsular kingdoms of Iberia and islands of the ‘Atlantic Mediterranean’ through regions of north and western Africa, Macau and India, to the Americas and Philippines archipelago. We seek to understand universalizing visions of Christian crusade and mission, conquest and trade which emanated from the contested heartlands of Spain and Portugal. But our emphases will fall even more squarely on the many consequences of these visions and expansions across the globe, on the religious and cultural transformations and on artistic expressions which transpired within empire. Time and again, and often with only fragmentarily reported episodes to go on, we will take up the challenge of interpreting the thoughts and interactions of different kinds of people in colonial settings.

We will proceed through a mix of short lecture presentations, open and group discussions, and writing assignments that will develop your creativity as well as your capacity for research. We will blend close consideration of primary sources (including texts, visual images, objects, and spaces created in the time) and secondary readings (the interpretations of modern scholars) with forays into popular, fictional and filmic representations.

Course Requirements:

Participation in opportunities for discussion will be paramount, but students will also be evaluated on periodic response papers and presentations, and on a series of short (take-home) writing assignments. There are no examinations.

Intended Audience:

While the course is designed for third-year undergraduates, fourth-years are welcome, as are second-years with background knowledge of and/or keen interest in the historical subjects at hand. That said, curious historical interpreters at any stage, and from any disciplinary background (meaning literatures, anthropology, art history, etc), will not be out of place.

HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
25399
Open
25
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 001: For Spanish Majors, this course counts as a 300-level cognate.
002 (LEC)
P
25641
Open
4
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
30923
Open
9
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
30924
Open
22
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
31759
Open
32
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (LEC)
P
32601
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 
30604
Open
7
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
011 (DIS)
P
30605
Closed
0
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
30606
Open
4
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780674045514
Speaking of Spain, Author: Antonio Feros, Publisher: Harvard University Press 2017
Required
ISBN: 9780816638505
Manifest Perdition: Shipwreck Narrative And The Disruption Of Empire, Author: Josiah Blackmore, Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780816638901
The tragic history of the sea, Author: ed. and transl. by C. R. Boxer., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 1st Univer 2001
Required
ISBN: 069100854X
Gender and disorder in early modern Seville, Author: Mary Elizabeth Perry., Publisher: Princeton University Press 1990
Required
ISBN: 0486280993
Magellan's voyage : a narrative account of the first circumnavigation, Author: Antonio Pigafetta ; translated and edited by R.A. Skelton., Publisher: Dover [New editi 1994
Required
ISBN: 1635570247
The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World, Author: William Egginton, Publisher: Bloomsbury 2107
Required
ISBN: 0822342316
Hans Staden's true history : an account of cannibal captivity in Brazil, Author: Hans Staden ; edited and with an introduction by Neil L. Whitehead ; translated by Michael Harbsmeier., Publisher: Duke University Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 0190638737
The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire, Author: Bianca Premo, Publisher: Oxford University press 2017
Required
ISBN: 0292730535
The Huarochir?U manuscript a testament of ancient and colonial Andean religion, Author: translation from the Quechua by Frank Salomon and George L. Urioste ; annotations and introductory essay by Frank Salomon ; transcription by George L. Urioste., Publisher: University of Texas Press 3rd pbk. p 1991
Required
ISBN: 0822334704
Trading roles : gender, ethnicity, and the urban economy in colonial Potosi, Author: Jane E. Mangan., Publisher: Duke University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 0521527317
Ambivalent conquests Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570, Author: Inga Clendinnen., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2nd ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 1880810034
The spiritual conquest accomplished by the Religious of the Society of Jesus in the provinces of Paraguay, Parana, Uruguay, and Tape, Author: written by Father Antonio Ruiz de Montoya of the same Society (1689) ; introduced by C.J. McNaspy ; translated by C.J. McNaspy, John P. Leonard, and Martin E. Palmer., Publisher: Institute of Jesuit Sources 1st ed. 1993
Required
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