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Academic Year 2005/2006
Soph Seminar: Subject Peoples
HIST 188 FA
This course will discuss the techniques and sources used by historians in their studies of subject peoples, when the bulk of written evidence consists of reports, observations and commentary by foreign conquerors or
elites. Topics include the contributions of archaeological and anthropological studies, the importance of myth and oral tradition, the various types of available documents and the nature and reliability of the written
Robert and Marcia Ascher, CODE OF THE QUIPU
Marc Bloch, THE HISTORIAN'S CRAFT
June Hahner, WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Garcilaso de La Vega, THE INCAS
Zelia Nuttal, ed., THE CODEX NUTTALL
Irene Silverblatt, SUN, MOON,
Steve Stern, PERU'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Eric Wolf, EUROPE AND THE PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY
Additional reserve room assignments. Reading list subject to change, as new Latin American history
texts appear or go out of print.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Six short (2-3 page) papers; one final exercise. Class presentation on one of the major units. Active participation in discussions of reading assignments.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
No late papers will be accepted. No unexcused absences.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Wightman,Ann M.
- Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAMS 1&2;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: X Jr. non-major: X SO: 15 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking, Writing, Focused Inquiry Course
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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