Historical and Cultural Aspects of Spain (Middle Ages and Modern Times)

lrom1583  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Historical and Cultural Aspects of Spain (Middle Ages and Modern Times)
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5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
Joint requirement LFIAL1170

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The first part of the course will outline the panorama of historical conditions in which the social and cultural life of Spain developed: the medieval mosaic; the presence of three cultures (Christian, Arab and Jewish); unification at the end of the 15th century. The second part concerns the emergence of modern Spain. The accent will be on the mechanisms of the globalisation of Spanish power (main stages in the conquest of the Americas and mechanisms of control), as well as on the politico-religious dimension of the Hispanic monarchy, as it expressed itself, notably, in Flanders.
As far as possible the course will be based on visual, historical and literary documentation.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Students will be able to contextualise, historically and culturally, the literary and visual documents of the Hispanic world, in a period ranging from the 6th to the 18th centuries.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This course offers a panorama of the history and artistic production of medieval and modern Spain (up to the 18th century).
Teaching methods
The course will combine formal lectures with research exercises for the students.
Evaluation methods
Written exam. Half of the score is awarded to a multiple choice exam and the other half to open questions. The same modalities apply for the retake session.
Online resources
PowerPoint slides available on Moodle

Julio Valdeón, Joseph Pérez, Santos Juliá. Historia de España. Austral/Espasa

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Medieval Studies

Minor in Spanish Studies

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General