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Constructing Catalan Identity


Constructing Catalan Identity

Memory, Imagination, and the Medieval

von: Michael A. Vargas

95,19 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 23.04.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319767444
Sprache: englisch

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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.
1. IntroductionI. Inventory2. Events and Accidents3. Princes and People4. Patrons, Protectors, and Creative Defenders5. Castle, Coast, and CathedralII. Making Meaning6. Decadence and Renaissance7. Medievalizing and Modernizing8. Fighting Words9. Epilogue: In an October of Another Year
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).
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.
Offers an accessible, engaging study of Catalonia’s medieval past and how it is used to construct cultural and political identityAppeals to students and scholars of European history, nationalism, memory studies, and medievalismConcludes with reflections on the 2017 referendum and declaration of independence 

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