Encounters with the Non-European World
Fall Quarter (F18)
|Dept/Description||Course No., Title||Instructor|
|ART HIS (F18)||100 IRAN AND IMPERIAL EXCHANGES IN EURASIAN LATE ANTIQUITY||STAFF|
|Emphasis/Category: Encounters with the Non-European World|
This course explores the role of Iran in the visual, material and intellectual exchanges among the great settled, nomadic and mercantile empires of late antiquity (ca. 200-700 CE), a pivotal period of interconnection and transformation in Eurasian history. We will investigate the art, architecture, urbanism and visualities of empire in the settled empires, such as Sasanian Iran, Rome and China, and steppe powers such as the Huns and Türks, as well as smaller states on the peripheries and interstices in Western Europe, Central and South Asia, and Africa enmeshed in these imperial struggles and intrigues. Topics include the growth and competition in images and ideologies of sacred kingship; transformations of Eurasian visual cultures through long distance diplomacy and commerce; magical and astrological practices and lore; and the formation of new liturgical spaces for imperial or universalizing religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Iranian religions such as Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism.
|FRENCH (F18)||50 FRANCE & NEW WORLD||FARBMAN, H.|
|Emphasis/Category: French Studies, Modern Europe (1798-), Encounters with the Non-European World|
This course will study some key literary, cultural, and political episodes in the relationship between France and the New World, focusing particularly on contact-points in Haiti and what is now the United States. Reading will include texts by Montaigne, Toussaint Louverture, Thomas Jefferson, Chateaubriand, and Tocqueville, along with documents of exploration and revolution. All reading, writing, and discussion will be in English
|HISTORY (F18)||160 SEX&CONQUEST LAT AM||O'TOOLE, R.|
|Emphasis/Category: Spanish-Portuguese Studies, Encounters with the Non-European World|
How did the Spanish imagine Aztecs and Incas? This course examines the role of sex, gender, and race in how Europeans conquered the Americas. In turn, we will investigate how the Aztecs in Mexico and the Incas in the Andes challenged conquest from the household to the market place and from the battlefield to the bedroom.
|HISTORY (F18)||70B MONSTERS & BORDERS||MCLOUGHLIN, N.|
|Emphasis/Category: Modern Europe (1798-), Encounters with the Non-European World|
Problems in History (Europe) provides an introduction to the historical problems, the issues of interpretation, the use of primary sources, and the historical scholarship of the history of Europe with an emphasis on developing skills in historical essay-writing. This particular iteration of History 70B, Monsters and Borders, will focus upon the historical problem of monsters. Monsters (particularly human-animal or human-demon hybrids) of varying types appear regularly in otherwise serious works of European literature, political polemic, and geography written between c. 450 BCE and 1700 CE. In order to better understand the role played by the horrific and fantastic in the unfolding historical events and their recollection, this class will explore how different European communities used the portrayal of monsters to define the boundaries of their communities, understand the unknown, reinterpret the past, promote religious and/or intellectual reform, and establish hierarchical political orders.