Historical Dictionary of the Catalans by Helena BufferyHistorical Dictionary of the Catalans by Helena Buffery

Historical Dictionary of the Catalans

byHelena Buffery, Elisenda Marcer

Hardcover | December 18, 2010

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In this reference, Buffery and Marcer cover all of the areas historically inhabited by the Catalan people. These are, in order of size and population: Catalonia, which accounts for over half of the population of the Catalan-speaking areas; Valencia, with over a third; the Balearic Islands with just under 8 percent; and the Catalunya Nord, the Principality of Andorra, and the Catalan-speaking areas within Aragon, Murcia, and Alghero. The Historical Dictionary of the Catalans deals not only with the people who live in Catalonia, but with the language and culture of the Catalan countries as well. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.
Helena Buffery is senior lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Birmingham. She was Honorary Secretary of the Anglo-Catalan Society from 1998 to 2009 and lectures on Catalan history and culture. Elisenda Marcer is lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where she teaches courses on Catalan language, society, and culture...
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Title:Historical Dictionary of the CatalansFormat:HardcoverDimensions:454 pages, 8.97 × 5.9 × 1.32 inPublished:December 18, 2010Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081085483X

ISBN - 13:9780810854833

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The dictionary brings together a wide range of information on this important region of the Iberian Peninsula. The importance of Catalonia to Spain's commercial interests as well as the growing interest in Catalan literature and affairs should ensure the success of this handy reference source for many years to come.