Religion, Revolution and Counterrevolution (MLS3061)

15 credits

Revolutions and revolutionary movements are a fundamental part of twentieth-century Latin American history. This module will use the study of these revolutions as a means of analysing and understanding the modern histories of Latin American countries. Episodes of revolution, conflict and political upheaval have also often been closely bound to conflicting attitudes towards the Catholic Church and the role which religion should play within society and politics. This module takes a historical approach, giving you the opportunity to work with original sources in Spanish. It looks at examples from Mexico, Colombia and Nicaragua to examine how religion has been a force which has both blocked and embraced revolutionary change in twentieth-century Latin America.

This module is suitable for Hispanic Studies students at level 3.