20 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST200-HST2999


Co-requisites: HST3120

Aims/Description: This module examines the extraordinary clash of cultures which occurred following the `discovery┐ of America, and the reciprocal relationship which developed between Europe and the `New World┐ in the sixteenth century. Focusing on the sixteenth-century discovery, conquest and settlement of Central and South America, especially Mexico, the module will address such themes as the nature of the encounter, the intellectual and cultural impact, trade and exchange, migration, evangelisation and empire. The module addresses the encounter from a wide range of perspectives, evaluating the encounter from the viewpoint of sailors, conquistadors, priests, historians, explorers, missionaries, administrators and the indigenous people themselves.

Staff Contact: Dr Caroline Pennock
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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