Optical Sciences 422 Tues/Thurs
Tuesday and Thursday: and by appointment.
215 Social Sciences
Susan Austin Alchon, A
Castillo, The Conquest of
James Lockhart and Enrique Otte, Letters and People of the Spanish
Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the
Matthew Restall, Maya Conquistador.
William D. Phillips, Jr. & Carla Rahn Phillips, The Worlds of Christopher Columbus.
Geoffrey Symcox and Blair Sullivan, Christopher
Columbus and the
Instructions for Primary Source Writing Assignments:
461: Choose one of the primary sources assigned in the class, find at least two journal articles that can inform your understanding of the background of the document and its interpretation, and write a short essay.
561: Choose one of the primary sources assigned in the class, find at least four journal articles that can inform your understanding of the background of the document and its interpretation, and write a short essay.
Attendance will be taken at every class; more than 3 unexcused absences will result in the lowering of your final grade by one grade level.
Late Assignment Policy:
Unexcused late assignments will be penalized one letter grade; any individual requests for an extension or a change in date or time for turning in an assignment should be directed at the teaching assistant and must be made prior to the due date for the assignment.
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AHA Statement on Plagiarism (http://www.historians.org/pubs/free/professionalstandards.cfm)
Part One: Global Perspectives on 1492
January 14: Introduction
Mann: Start Part One
January 19-21: Ancient
Mann: Finish; Part One; Alchon: Chapter 1.
January 26-28: Tributary Empires in
Mann: Part Two; Alchon: Chapter 2.
Phillips & Phillips: Chapters 1-3; Ibn Abd-el-Hakem: The Islamic Conquest of Spain; "Christian Martyrs in Muslim Spain", Kenneth Baxter Wolf ; James I of
Phillips & Phillips: Chapter 8; Symcox & Sullivan: pp. 60-176.
March 2-4: The Spanish
Phillips & Phillips: Chapters 9-10; Laws of Burgos, 1512-1513.
FIRST TAKE-HOME ESSAY DUE TUESDAY MARCH 9
Part Three: The Conquest of
March 9-11: The Origins of the Mexica
Bernal Díaz : 6-126;
March 30-April 1: The Conquest
Bernal Díaz: 245-411; Lockhart and Otte: Chapter 5.
April 6-8: Native Accounts of the Conquest
Part Four: Other Conquests
April 13-15: The Far North and the
Lockhart and Otte: Chapters 1-4; 6-10
PRIMARY SOURCE WRITING EXERCISE DUE TUESDAY APRIL 20
April 20-22: Disease and Conquest in
Alchon: Chapters 3-5; The New Laws of the Indies;
Part Five: The Early Colony
April 27-29: The Spiritual Conquest
Lockhart and Otte: Part Three; MacCormack, Sabine, “The Heart Has Its Reasons: Predicaments of Missionary Christianity in Early Colonial Peru,” Hispanic American Historical Review 65 (3) 1985: 443-466; Clendinnen, Inga, “Disciplining the Indians: Franciscan ideology and Missionary Violence in Sixteenth Century Yucatan,” Past and Present 94 1984: 27-49.
May 4: Life in Sixteenth Century
Lockhart and Otte: Part Two; Terraciano, Kevin. “The Colonial Mixtec Community,” Hispanic American Historical Review 80 (1) (2000): 1-42; Ida Altman, “Spanish Society in Mexico After the Conquest,” Hispanic American Historical Review (1991) 413-445.