Imperial Spain, c.1450-1800|
Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Formed from a collection of warring kingdoms in the 15th century, Spain would become the first truly global superpower in the 16th century, with dominions stretching from Europe to the newly "discovered" Americas and even to Asia. By the second half of the 17th century, however, Spain had also become the first "sick man of Europe," an empire in dramatic decline. This course will examine this 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)
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).
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Final grade will be based on short papers, mid-term and final exam, and overall class participation.
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