Middlebury

ANTH 0227

Aztec Empire/Spanish Conquest

The Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest
This course centers around the rise and fall of the Aztecs, the first state-level society encountered by the Spanish in 1519. Although primarily known today for their military exploits for what today is Mexico, the Aztecs produced great artisans, artists, and philosophers whose contributions endure in contemporary Mexican culture. We will trace the origins and development of Aztec civilization to its encounter with the Spanish in 1519. The course also covers the Spanish background for the Conquest, from the martial and political expulsion of Moors and Jews from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 to the Spanish Inquisition. (formerly SOAN/HIST 0327) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Anthropology
Department:
Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR CMP HIS SOC
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0227
HIST 0327

Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

ANTH0227A-F20 Lecture (Fitzsimmons)
ANTH0227B-F20 Lecture (Fitzsimmons)