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Peruvian Political Thought


This seminar uses primary-source readings to explore the history of political ideas in Peru since the conquest, with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course includes a wide range of Peruvian voices, including indigenous-, Spanish-, and African-descended Peruvians; women and men; leftists and rightists. It also includes multiple genres, including novels (several), works of formal political theory, indigenous oral histories, and distinctively Peruvian "traditions" (short works of historical fiction).

Satisfies a major requirement.

Satisfies International Studies; Latin American Studies concentration requirement.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought distribution requirement.

Students entering before 2012: satisfies History distribution requirement.