There are four books required for purchase for this semester:
Chuchiak, John F., editor. The Inquisition in New Spain, 1536-1820: A Documentary History. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Homza, Lu Ann. The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614: An Anthology of Sources. Hackett Publishing, 2006.
Martínez, María Elena. Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico. Stanford University Press, 2011.
Rawlings, Helen. The Spanish Inquisition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.
Other readings will be available via the library website or on Canvas.
Reading Memos (30%)
Most weeks, students will write a research memo or a reaction paper from the week’s readings. Due on Fridays. Instructions for how to write a research memo are available here.
Book Review (25%)
Each student will write a formal book review of María Elena Martinez, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico. Stanford University Press, 2011.
Midterm and Final Exams (30%)
Self-evaluation on participation (15%)
Note: Most Thursdays, we will be reading and analyzing cases to understand what Inquisition sources offer the modern historian. Your participation in those discussions will play a significant part of determining this part of your grade.
Students will write a self-evaluation of their work and participation over the semester. Explain how your skills and mastery of the material has developed, and what you found most rewarding and most challenging from the course. Make a list of each class you did not attend, and explain why you were absent.Refer to this rubric for your evaluation. Give yourself a grade.