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Fall 2017-2018
HIS 504 / LAS 524   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Colonial Latin America to 1810

Vera S. Candiani

Covers the history, historiography and theory of Latin America's early modernity. Readings offer a vehicle to discuss questions such as why some types of historical questions seem more urgent than others at different times and what are the origins and meanings of historiographical shifts over the evolution of the field. To explore such questions and find out what problems of past historiographical traditions remain unsolved and deserve a new look, both classic texts and more recent works that display new approaches are read, often in counterpoint. Students of early modernity, colonial empires and world history will profit from the course.

Sample reading list:
Charles Gibson, The Aztecs Under Spanish Rule
Enrique Tandeter, Coercion and market: silver mining in colonial Potosi, 1692
Carlos Marichal, Bankruptcy of Empire
Karen Spalding, Huarochiri, an Andean society under Inca and Spanish Rule
David Brading, Miners and Merchants in Bourbon Mexico, 1763-1810
Tamar Herzog, Frontiers of Possession
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Participants write a number of discussion papers.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22614 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:6 Limit:20