History of Spain: From the Middle Ages to the Present|
Fall 2011 not offered
COL 250, IBST 233|
|Certificates: International Relations|
This course is an introduction to the history of Spain from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. We will cover the Islamic period, the Christian expansion, the imperial age, the liberal and republican regimes, the 20th-century dictatorships, and the late democratic period. Through the analysis of historical sources, literature and poetry, art and film, students will learn not only about the past, but also about the way in which history affects and has affected the collective identities of the Spaniards, and therefore the way in which the past shapes the future.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-History)(COL)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Raymond Carr (ed.), SPAIN: A HISTORY, Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-0192802361
David Birmingham, A CONCISE HISTORY OF PORTUGAL (2nd ed), Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN: 978-0521536868
James T. Monroe, ed. and trans., HISPANO-ARABIC POETRY: A STUDENT ANTHOLOGY, Gorgias Press, 2004, ISBN: 978-1593331153
Peter Cole, ed. and trans., THE DREAM OF THE POEM: HEBREW POETRY FROM MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN SPAIN, 950-1492, Princeton University Press, 2007, ISBN: 978-0691121956
Burton Raffel, trans., THE SONG OF THE CID, Penguin, 2009, ISBN: 978-0143105657
Luis Vaz de Camões, THE LUSIADS (Translated by Landeg White), Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-0199539963
W. S. Mervin, trans., THE LIFE OF LAZARILLO DE TORMES, The New York Review of Books, 2005, ISBN: 978-1590171325
George Borrow, THE BIBLE IN SPAIN, London, 1843.
George Orwell, HOMAGE TO CATALONIA, Mariner Books, 1980, ISBN: 978-0156421171
António Lobo Antunes, THE RETURN OF THE CARAVELS, (Translated by Gregory Rabassa), Grove Press, 2002, ISBN: 978-0802139559
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers; midterm and final exams; class participation.
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