Trans-Atl Hist Spanish Empire

Trans-Atlantic History of the Spanish Empire

One of the most complex and suggestive periods of modern history is found in the traumatic encounter between the Iberian Kingdom of Castile and the Americas. In this course, we will study the dramatic transformation of those two worlds in a theater known to us today as “the Spanish Atlantic World”. We will study that period by reading texts by American and Spanish writers from the 16th through the 18th centuries. The readings will include selections from John H.Elliott, Imperios del mundo atlántico: España y Gran Bretaña en América ( Madrid:Taurus, 2006); Richard L. Kagan and Geoffrey Parker (eds.), España, Europa y el Mundo Atlántico (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2001); Miguel León Portilla, Códices: los antiguos libros del Nuevo Mundo (Mexico: Aguilar, 2003). (1 unit)

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SPAN 6632

All Sections in Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6632A-L08 Lecture (de la Guardia-Herrero)