Sophomore Seminar: Subject Peoples|
Fall 2014 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)
Rolena Adorno, GUAMAN POMA (2000 edition)
Kenneth Andrien, ANDEAN WORLDS
Robert and Marcia Ascher, CODE OF THE QUIPU
Marc Bloch, THE HISTORIAN'S CRAFT
Catherine Julien, READING INCA HISTORY
Jennifer Morgan, LABORING WOMEN
Irene Silverblatt, SUN, MOON, AND WITCHES
Eric Wolf, EUROPE AND THE PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short (2-3 page) papers; one longer paper, which will be critiqued and rewritten; one final project. 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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