Modern Andean culture has its roots in an indigenous tradition that has been transformed by adaptation during almost five centuries of foreign invasion and cultural domination by Europeanized elites. The focus will be on the colonial period (1532-1810) which lies at the basis of many of the changes that gave Andean society its present form. The course addresses different topics from Andean cultural history from early forms of complex civilization to the cultural and political vindications of contemporary native societies.
Mode of instruction
Seminar with presentations
F. Salomon and S. Schwartz, The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas: III South America (2 parts). Cambridge University Press, 1999.
J.W. Bastien, Mountain of the Condor. Waveland Press, 1978.
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5 ECTS (extensible to 10 ECTS by written assignment)