Course Description for History of Spain
History of Spain
This course is a survey of Spanish history from the Moorish invasions of the eighth century to the end of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. Topics will include the Christian reconquest of the peninsula, the expulsion of the Moors and the Jews, the conquest and colonization of the Americas, the Black Legend, and Spain's economic crisis of the seventeenth century. However, particular attention will be given to two topics: the nature of the Spanish Inquisition and the history of the Spanish Civil War.