Constructing Catalan Identity: Memory, Imagination, And The Medieval

May 4, 2018|
Constructing Catalan Identity: Memory, Imagination, And The Medieval by Michael A. Vargas
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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
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Title:Constructing Catalan Identity: Memory, Imagination, And The Medieval
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:197 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:197 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:May 4, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319767437

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