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WHIS 289 Spanish Conquistadores
This course will examine the contributions made by traditional and contemporary scholarship on the study of the Spanish Conquistadors, specifically in the areas of Mexico, Nueva Granada and Peru. Topics will include background and social origins of the conquistadors, social and economic activities after the conquest, the conquistadores as chroniclers, the institution of the encomienda, and their interactions with the native population. Frequency: Bi-annual (LA, HO2)
Prerequisite: 3 sh 100 level HIST or SoS.
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