Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
HST 351 Spain and Its World, 1469-1808
4 hours; 4 credits
A history of early modern Spain from the marriage of Queen Isabel of Castile and King Fernando of Aragon in 1469 to the invasion of Napoleon’s army in 1808. The course examines the politics, geography, economy, and society of Spain as well as Spain’s encounters with the wider world. Topics generally include the rise to prominence of Spain in Europe in the late fifteenth century, the making of an extensive empire in the Americas and Asia, and its struggle to support a grandiose foreign policy to defend its interests around the world. For History majors and minors, this is designated as a pre-1700 course.
Prerequisites: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151
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