The Spanish and Portuguese Empires in the Golden Age: 1450-1700

History 168A

Spring 2018
Section: 
1
Location: 
9 Lewis
Day & Time: 
TuTh 12:30-2
Class Number: 
39663
Units: 
4

This course will focus on the rise and development of early modern Europe's most powerful empires. Rising from the unlikely setting of a weak and fragmented Iberian peninsula in the 15th century, the Spanish and Portuguese Empires went on to become the world's first truly global powers. As such, they had a tremendous impact on the political, economic, cultural, and religious life of not only Iberia, but on significant parts of Europe and the New World.