Imperial Spain, c.1450-1800|
|Certificates: International Relations|
A collection of warring kingdoms in the 15th century, Spain managed to become a global superpower in the 16th century. And yet, by the second half of the 17th century, Spain had lost its preeminence. This course will examine the spectacular rise and fall of the Spanish Empire. Topics will include the Reconquista, the conquest and colonization of the Americas, and Spain's many alliances and rivalries in Europe and around the Mediterranean.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(COL)(SISP-Hist Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jon Cowans, ed., EARLY MODERN SPAIN: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (2003).
John H. Elliott, EMPIRES OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD (2006).
Henry Kamen, THE DECLINE OF SPAIN: A HISTORICAL MYTH? (1978).
Teˇfilo F. Ruiz, SPANISH SOCIETY, 1400-1600 (2001).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Final grade will be based on short papers, mid-term and final exam, and overall class participation.
|Instructor(s): Garcia,Samuel J Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 23||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 9||SO: 9||FR: 9|
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