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Constructing Catalan Identity

Memory, Imagination, and the Medieval

Authors: Vargas, Michael

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  • Offers an accessible, engaging study of Catalonia’s medieval past and how it is used to construct cultural and political identity
  • Appeals to students and scholars of European history, nationalism, memory studies, and medievalism
  • Concludes with reflections on the 2017 referendum and declaration of independence 
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This is a book about how Catalans use their past, real and imagined, in the construction of their present and future. Michael A. Vargas inventories the significant people, signal events, and familiar icons that constitute the Catalan collective memory, from Wilfred the Hairy and Sant Jordi to the mountain monastery of Montserrat, red peasant caps, and human towers in town squares. He then considers how that inventory is employed to posit a brilliant political heritage at the forefront of modern European democracy—and for some, to build a powerful independence movement. As the future of Catalonia remains fraught, this book offers a lively and engaging exploration of how we draw upon history to confront contemporary challenges.

About the authors

Michael A. Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the State University of New York at New Paltz, USA. He is the author of Taming a Brood of Vipers: Conflict and Change in Fourteenth-Century Dominican Convents (2011).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructing Catalan Identity
Book Subtitle
Memory, Imagination, and the Medieval
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76744-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76744-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76743-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09572-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 197
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