Hist. 226 Spring 2015 Weeks 3 & 4
WEEK 3) Wider World, ch. 3 “The Renaissance” focusing on “a money economy” “Science and religion: and “art of daily living” and Las Casas 116, 206-207 See before Feb. 2 The Other Conquest on Cortes and Aztecs, an encounter of a friar and an indigenous scribe (reserve) Brotton, Trading Territories, Mapping the Early Modern World, ch. 1 Introduction (bookstore or reserve).
M. Feb. 2 Discussion of The Other Conquest Discuss Las Casas's views of Spaniards/Europeans/Christians ArtSTOR images of Machu Picchu (indicates Inca architecture not discovered/destroyed by Europeans as discovered in early 20th century) (Use Oxy email and password to look again at ArtSTOR).
W Feb. 4 Lecture “Las Casas vs. Sepulveda: Debate on Humanity” Bring Brotton or notes on ch. 1
At beginning of class pass in 2 copies of thesis statement and bibliography divided into primary and secondary sources for paper 1.
For writing on Montaigne, you may want to use Cotton edition on-line: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3600/3600-h/3600-h.htm
One always cites Montaigne by Book, chapter, as well as page in chosen edition. “On Cannibals is Bk I, ch. 30; “On Cruelty” is Bk. II, ch. 11; “Of Coaches” is Bk III, ch. 6.
F Feb 6 America, un Mundo Nuevo (47 minutes Spanish with English subtitles) Compare viewpoint of this "educational" video with The Other Conquest.
WEEK 4) Wider World, ch. 4 “Exploration and Expansion” (chapter to master in detail) Brotton, Mapping, ch. 2 Portuguese cartography and early explorations, ch. 3 pp. 87-98 only and summary pp. 113-114(we are omitting 98-114) Bring Brotton Mapping the Early Modern World for student analysis. Going beyond Ptolemy: Adding Illustrations, Adding Modern Discoveries. Read xeroxed primary sources ahead of Prof. Day’s lecture; bring your marked up copy on Friday.
Recommended: “Seed, Ceremonies of Possession (reserve) on alternative national paths to dispossessing indigenous peoples
M Feb. 9 Lecture on Seed, Ceremonies of Possession on alternative paths for dispossessing indigenous peoples (see reserve section), as in Pope Alexander VI's dividing the globe between Portugal and Spain
W Feb 11 Workshop. Bring a paper draft to share with another student for comments. Trade between Acapulco in New Spain and Manila in Spanish East Indies (Philippines today)
F Feb. 13 Paper 1 due in 2 copies at beginning of class. Prof. Sasha Day, “Chinese Responses to Jesuits in China”