Sophomore Seminar: Subject Peoples|
Fall 2010 not offered
This course will discuss the techniques and sources used by historians in their studies of subject peoples when the bulk of written evidence consists of reports, observations, and commentary by foreign conquerors or ruling elites. Topics include the contributions of archaeological and anthropological studies, the importance of myth and oral tradition, the various types of available documents, and the nature and reliability of the written evidence. Our goal is to develop the expertise that will allow us to recover the stories of people who have been written out of official histories and national narratives.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
Robert and Marcia Ascher, CODE OF THE QUIPU
Marc Bloch, THE HISTORIAN'S CRAFT
June Hahner, WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Garcilaso de La Vega, THE INCAS
Zelia Nuttal, ed., THE CODEX NUTTALL
Irene Silverblatt, SUN, MOON, AND WITCHES
Steve Stern, PERU'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Eric Wolf, EUROPE AND THE PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY
Additional reserve room assignments. Reading list subject to change, as new Latin American history texts appear or go out of print.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Six short (2-3 page) papers; one final exercise. Class presentation on one of the major units. Active participation in discussions of reading assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers will be accepted. No unexcused absences.
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