The Rise and Fall of the Aztecs: Mexico, 1300-1600

HIST 1600 S01 [CRN: 15840]

This course will chart the evolution of the Mexica (better known as the Aztecs) from nomads to the dominant people of central Mexico; examine their political, cultural, and religious practices (including human sacrifice); explore the structure and limitations of their empire; and analyze their defeat by Spanish conquistadors and their response to European colonization. We will draw upon a variety of pre- and post-conquest sources, treating the Aztecs as a case study in the challenges of ethnohistory.
Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
11:00 am - 11:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
04 (Dec 18, 2014 2:00pm)