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Catalonia - A Cultural History

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Catalonia - A Cultural History by Michael Eaude Book Summary:

Squeezed between more powerful France and Spain, Catalonia has endured a violent history. Its medieval empire that conquered Naples, Sicily and Athens was crushed by Spain. Its geography, with the Pyrenees falling sharply to the rugged Costa Brava, is tormented, too. Michael Eaude traces this history and its monuments: Roman Tarragona, celebrated by the poet Martial; Greek Empuries, lost for centuries beneath the sands; medieval Romanesque architecture in the Vall de Boi churches (a World Heritage Site) and Poblet and Santes Creus monasteries. He tells the stories of several of Catalonia’s great figures: Abbot Oliva, who brought Moorish learning to Europe, the ruthless mercenary, Roger de Flor, and Verdaguer, handsome poet-priest. Catalonia is famous today for its twentieth-century art. This book focuses on the revolutionary Art Nouveau buildings (including the Sagrada Familia) of Antoni Gaudi. It also explores the region’s artistic legacy: the young Picasso painting Barcelona’s vibrant slums; Salvador Dali, inspired by the twisted rocks of Cap de Creus to paint his landscapes of the human mind; and Joan Miro, discovering the colours of the red earth at Montroig.

Catalan Cartoons

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Catalan Cartoons by Rhiannon McGlade Book Summary:

In a world increasingly dominated by visual sensation, our understanding of the role and influence of comics and cartoon humor in popular culture has become essential. This book offers a critical and cognitive focus that captures the changing fortunes of Catalan humour production against the shifting political landscape in the period 1898–1982. It considers how Catalan satire has been influenced by periods of relative calm as well as censorship, violence, war and dictatorship, and among its key features is its presentation of a continued cartooning tradition that was not ended by the installation of the Franco dictatorship, but which rather continued in a number of adapted forms, playing its own role in the evolution of the period. Thus, as well as introducing the most representative cartoonists and publications, the Catalan example is used to explore broader aspects of this complex communication form, opening new avenues for cultural, historical and socio-political research.

Catalonia

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Catalonia by John Payne Book Summary:

This is a comprehensive view of Catalan history and culture from its classical and medieval origins right up until 2004. Payne's personal tone brings alive highlights of Catalan history and leading personalities of its cultural life.

Catalonia

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Catalonia by Michael Eaude Book Summary:

In Catalonia, Michael Eaude illuminates the cultural and literary history of one of the world's most intriguing places--from the stunning modern architecture of Barcelona, to the medieval Bendictine abbey at Montserrat, to the ancient Roman ruins of Tarragona.Eaude takes us on a revealing tour of Catalonia's breathtaking landscape, from the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava, recounting the region's rich history and relating tales of Catalonia's most colorful figures, such as Abbot Aliva, who brought Moorish learning to Europe; the ruthless mercenary,Roger de Flor; and Jacint Verdaguer, the handsome nineteenth-century poet-priest. Of course, Catalonia is famous for its twentieth-century art. This book sheds light on the revolutionary Art Nouveau buildings (including the Sagrada Familia) and Antoni Gaudi and it also explores the region's artisticlegacy: the young Picasso painting Barcelona's vibrant slums; Salvador Dali, inspired by the twisted rocks of Cap de Creus to paint his landscapes of the human mind; and Joan Miro, discovering the colors of the red earth at Montroig.Drawing on social history, literature local and foreign, the arts and music, Catalonia will dramatically change how we view the topography of one of the most vibrant regions of Spain.

Valencia

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Valencia by Michael Eaude Book Summary:

The towns of Valencia's long coast and privileged climate, in particular Benidorm, southern Europe's skyscraper capital, are famous beach tourism destinations. Country of fire, fireworks and long meals (often featuring the renowned paella), Valencia is a Mediterranean land where people know how to enjoy life. This book tells the story of today's Spanish provinces of Valencia, Castelló and Alacant (Alicante), with their profound Moorish legacy. The Moors designed the intricate system of irrigation that still nourishes Valencia's prosperous horta (market garden). They brought, too, the silk, paper, and orange industries. The area is rich in monuments, many from its golden fifteenth century, when the capital became the wealthiest city on the Western Mediterranean. This book discusses Sagunt's Roman theater and castle; Gandia, home to the ill-reputed Borja (or Borgia) family of popes; Elx, embraced by 200,000 palms; and Alcoi, anarchist stronghold. Michael Eaude discusses Valencia's art, literature and architecture: the painters Ribera and light-filled Sorolla; the great medieval poet of anguish Ausiàs March. Santiago Calatrava's architecture, conjuring the sensation of soaring flight from steel, has given Valencia City its new trophy buildings. Despite its continuing popularity as a tourist destination, there are still deserted beaches, sinister and beautiful marshland, orange groves and a depopulated mountainous interior. Valencia: A Cultural History seeks to explain this contradictory and divided land, its identity pulled between the Spanish state and Catalonia.

Prague

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Prague by Richard Burton,Richard D. E. Burton Book Summary:

A treasure house of Gothic, baroque and modernist architecture, Prague is also a city of icons and symbols: statues, saints and signs reveal a turbulent history of religious and cultural conflict. As Kafka's nightmare city and home of the Good Soldier Svejk, the Czech capital also produced two of the twentieth century's emblematic writers. Richard Burton explores this metropolis of theatrical allusion, in which politics and drama have always been intertwined. His interpretation of the city's cultural past and present encompasses opera and rock music, puppetry and cinema, surrealism and socialist realism.

Class, Culture, and Conflict in Barcelona, 1898-1937

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Class, Culture, and Conflict in Barcelona, 1898-1937 by Chris Ealham Book Summary:

This book investigates urban conflict, popular protest and social control in Barcelona during the period 1898-1937. Focusing upon the sources of anarchist power in the city and the role of the organised anarchist movement during the Second Republic the volume concludes with an analysis of the decline of the power of the anarchist movement during the civil war in its identification of the local conditions that made Barcelona into the capital of European anarchism.

Prague

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Prague by Richard D. E. Burton Book Summary:

A treasure house of gothic, baroque, and modernist architecture, Prague is also a city of icons and symbols. Burton explores this metropolis of theatrical illusion, where politics and drama intertwine. Illustrations.

Gaudí

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Gaudí by Juan Eduardo Cirlot,Vivas, Pere,Ricard Pla Book Summary:

A complete photographic anthology of Gaudi ́s work in a large format book designed by America Sanchez, which includes a meticulous selection of images where technical quality and aesthetics are combined. This book brings together twelve years of photographic works dedicated to the architecture of Antoni Gaudi.

A History of Catalan Folk Literature

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A History of Catalan Folk Literature by Carme Oriol,Emili Samper Book Summary:

A History of Catalan Folk Literature is the fruit of a collaborative effort between fifteen researchers from various universities and research centres who have joined forces to create a broader study of Catalan folk literature that addresses the Catalan linguistic and cultural territories in their entirety. Since the thirteenth century, Catalan culture has created a rich and abundant literary legacy, and since the mid-nineteenth century this has been complemented by a tradition of folklore studies that remains very much alive today. Within this comparatively recent discipline, folk literature has played a particularly important role. The book presents the evolution of Catalan folk literature studies in each of the areas that make up the Catalan linguistic and cultural territories referred to above. The period considered stretches from the mid-nineteenth century, when the beginnings of a scientific interest in folklore emerged across Europe, to the present day.

A Taste of Barcelona

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A Taste of Barcelona by H. Rosi Song,Anna Riera Book Summary:

As a world destination for its history, culture and food, Barcelona occupies a special place for international visitors and food lovers. The book reveals the culinary history of the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia in Spain that narrates its rich gastronomic traditions and recent epicurean revolution.

History of Catalonia and Its Implications for Contemporary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict

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History of Catalonia and Its Implications for Contemporary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict by Cortijo Ocaña, Antonio,Martines, Vicent Book Summary:

Recent political developments in Spain regarding Catalonia have prompted scholars from several disciplines to research the singularity of this region and of the territories of the old Crown of Aragon. Against the backdrop of the pro-independence movement, those in favor and against have insisted on the particularity or commonality of Catalonia and the Països Catalans (Catalan-speaking areas) within the Spanish State. From the Catalan point of view, their singularity is not sufficiently recognized, and respect for their institutions and their autonomy is at stake to the point that many prefer to secede from Spain. Singularity or its absence play a relevant role in the construction of identity, which seems to be key in understanding many Catalans' attitudes towards the central government, a fluid concept that allows for a variety of interpretations. History of Catalonia and Its Implications for Contemporary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict is a critical reference book that centers around the topic of Catalan cultural and linguistic identity. With input from renowned scholars in several fields, the chapters explore the issue of Catalan identity from a variety of perspectives. While highlighting the legal and historical component to identity and also sociolinguistics and political linguistics, this book is ideally intended for scholars in the fields of Hispanic studies, history, linguistics, political science, and literary studies as well as practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in contemporary politics and the political developments in Spain regarding Catalonia.

Roads to Santiago

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Roads to Santiago by Cees Nooteboom Book Summary:

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Catalonia Is Not Spain

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Catalonia Is Not Spain by Simon Harris Book Summary:

How much does the world know about Catalonia and its role as a great medieval empire and one of Europe's first nation states? In Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective author Simon Harris takes the reader through 1,000 years of Catalan history focusing on the Principality's often difficult relationship with Castile-dominated Spain. This insightful and balanced history gives an insider's background to the current political situation and why Catalonia is currently deciding whether or not it wants to be independent from Spain.

The Struggle for Catalonia

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The Struggle for Catalonia by Raphael Minder Book Summary:

Every year on 11 September, Catalonia celebrates its Diada, its National Day. But the Diada of 2012 was like none other, as an enormous crowd calling for Catalan independence took over the heart of Barcelona. Despite the carnival-like atmosphere that day, the people were very serious about their demands. On the back of this show of force, Catalonia's governing politicians turned secessionist claims into a new headache for a government in Madrid that had only just survived a near-meltdown of Spain's financial system. Four years later, the separatist challenge has neither come to fruition, nor faded away. This book looks at how and why Catalan separatism reached the top of Spain's political agenda, as well as its connection to the broader European malaise generated by flawed political responses to financial and other crises. Through extensive travel and reporting, as well as over fifty interviews with leading Catalan personalities, Raphael Minder explains how Catalans feel about their economy, history and culture, and how secessionist forces have tried to reshape Catalan identity.

Sails & Winds

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Sails & Winds by Michael Eaude Book Summary:

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Spain

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Spain by Melveena McKendrick Book Summary:

Out of the division and strife of the Middle Ages, Spain emerged from behind the Pyrenees to straddle the stage of European politics like some new colossus. Discoverer of a New World, it became the greatest power on earth and created a Golden Age of culture breathtaking in its quality and achievement. Within 150 years, Spain was in a state of decay and fast being left behind by more progressive European nations. Here, from award-winning historian Melveena McKendrick, is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Spanish Empire.

The Splintering of Spain

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The Splintering of Spain by Chris Ealham,Michael Richards Book Summary:

This 2005 book explores the ideas and culture surrounding the cataclysmic civil war that engulfed Spain from 1936 to 1939. It features specially commissioned articles from leading historians in Spain, Britain and the US which examine the complex interaction of national and local factors, contributing to the shape and course of the war. They argue that the 'splintering of Spain' resulted from the myriad cultural cleavages of society in the 1930s that are investigated here at both local and national levels. Thus, this book tends to see the civil war less as a single great conflict between two easily identifiable sets of ideas, social classes or ways of life than historians have previously done. The Spanish tragedy, at the level of everyday life, was shaped by many tensions, both those that were formally political and those that were to do with people's perceptions and understanding of the society around them.

A Concise History of Spain

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A Concise History of Spain by William D. Phillips, Jr,Carla Rahn Phillips Book Summary:

Engaging history of the rich cultural, social and political life of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.

The Regions of Spain

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The Regions of Spain by Robert Kern Book Summary:

Describes the regions of Spain, covering such topics as vital statistics, economy, history, art, music, literature, customs, historic sites, and cuisine of each area.

Catalonia

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Catalonia by Jan Read,Maite Manjón Book Summary:

Host to the Olympic Games in 1992, Catalonia is virtually a separate country within Spain, one whose unique ambience is colored by a long and influential cultural history, a range of geographical character that appeals as much to artists, explorers and nature-lovers as to skiers and summer tourists.

Barcelona

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Barcelona by Michael Eaude Book Summary:

Barcelona has become one of Europe's most fashionable tourist destinations. Its attractions combine new and old - the extravagant architecture of Gaudi alongside the city's medieval core. In this book, Michael Eaude explains how and why it has tempted so many, and inspired so much great art and literature."

Historical Dictionary of the Catalans

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Historical Dictionary of the Catalans by Helena Buffery,Elisenda Marcer Book Summary:

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. 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.

What's Up with Catalonia?

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What's Up with Catalonia? by Liz Castro Book Summary:

"35 experts explain the causes which impel them to the separation through essays on Catalan history, economics, politics, language, and culture"--Cover.

The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines

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The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines by Peter Brooker,Sascha Bru,Andrew Thacker,Christian Weikop Book Summary:

The third of three volumes devoted to the cultural history of the modernist magazine in Britain, North America, and Europe, this collection contains fifty-six original essays on the role of 'little magazines' and independent periodicals in Europe in the period 1880-1940. It demonstrates how these publications were instrumental in founding and advancing developments in European modernism and the avant-garde. Expert discussion of approaching 300 magazines, accompanied by an illuminating variety of cover images, from France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe will significantly extend and strengthen the understanding of modernism and modernity. The chapters are organised into six main sections with contextual introductions specific to national, regional histories, and magazine cultures. Introductions and chapters combine to elucidate the part played by magazines in the broader formations associated with Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivism in a period of fundamental social and geo-political change. Individual essays, situated in relation to metropolitan centres bring focussed attention to a range of celebrated and less well-known magazines, including Le Chat Noir, La Revue blanche, Le Festin d'Esope, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, La Revolution Surrealiste, Documents,De Stijl, Ultra, Lacerba, Energie Nouve, Klingen, Exlex, flamman, Der Blaue Reiter, Der Sturm, Der Dada, Ver Sacrum, Cabaret Voltaire, 391, ReD, Zenit, Ma, Contemporanul, Formisci, Zdroj, Lef ,and Novy Lef . The magazines disclose a world where the material constraints of costs, internal rivalries, and anxieties over censorship ran alongside the excitement of new work, collaboration on a new manifesto and the birth of a new movement. This collection therefore confirms the value of magazine culture to the expanding field of modernist studies, providing a rich and hitherto under-examined resource which helps bring to life the dynamics out of which the modernist avant-garde evolved.

Catalan Review

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Catalan Review by N.A Book Summary:

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A Companion to Spanish Cinema

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A Companion to Spanish Cinema by Jo Labanyi,Tatjana Pavlović Book Summary:

A Companion to Spanish Cinema is a bold collection of newlycommissioned essays written by top international scholars thatthoroughly interrogates Spanish cinema from a variety of thematic,theoretical and historic perspectives. Presents an insightful and provocative collection of newlycommissioned essays and original research by top internationalscholars from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary andgeographical perspectives Offers a systematic historical, thematic, and theoreticalapproach to Spanish cinema, unique in the field Combines a thorough and insightful study of a wide spectrum oftopics and issues with in-depth textual analysis of specificfilms Explores Spanish cinema’s cultural, artistic, industrial,theoretical and commercial contexts pre- and post-1975 and thenotion of a “national” cinema Canonical directors and stars are examined alongsideunderstudied directors, screenwriters, editors, and secondaryactors Presents original research on image and sound; genre;non-fiction film; institutions, audiences and industry; andrelations to other media, as well as a theoretically-driven sectiondesigned to stimulate innovative research

National Thought in Europe

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National Thought in Europe by Joseph Theodoor Leerssen Book Summary:

Ranging widely across countries and centuries, National Thought in Europe critically analyzes the growth of nationalism from its beginnings in medieval ethnic prejudice to the romantic era’s belief in a national soul. A fertile pan-European exchange of ideas, often rooted in literature, led to a notion of a nation’s cultural individuality that transformed the map of Europe. By looking deeply at the cultural contexts of nationalism, Joep Leerssen not only helps readers understand the continent’s past, but he also provides a surprising perspective on contemporary European identity politics.

Carolingian Catalonia

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Carolingian Catalonia by Cullen J. Chandler Book Summary:

Traces the political development of the Carolingian Spanish March and revises traditional interpretations of Catalonia's political and constitutional history.

Catalonia

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Catalonia by Kathryn Crameri Book Summary:

This volume examines the cultural policy of the Catalan Autonomous Government under the leadership of Jordi Pujol and his party, Convergència I Unió, who were in power from the post-Franco transitional period through Pujol's retirement in 2003. Examining issues of national identity and cultural nationalism in the context of globalization, multiculturalism, and the commodifications of culture, this book looks at how Pujol's government tackled these challenges. In addition, Kathryn Crameri analyzes the impact of devolved government on the promotion and preservation of minority cultures and the contradictions inherent in a world where national boundaries are supposedly diminishing.

Barcelona, Catalonia

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Barcelona, Catalonia by Matthew Tree Book Summary:

A collection of columns published in Catalonia today and articles published in other publications.

Catalonia Since the Spanish Civil War

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Catalonia Since the Spanish Civil War by Andrew Dowling Book Summary:

This volume examines the transformation of the Catalan nation in socio-economic, political and historical terms, and offers an innovative interpretation of the determinants of its nationalist mobilisation.

Freedom for Catalonia?

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Freedom for Catalonia? by John Hargreaves Book Summary:

In-depth analysis of the political and cultural impact of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Triumph at Midnight of the Century

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Triumph at Midnight of the Century by Michael Eaude Book Summary:

Arturo Barea (1897-1957) is often seen as merely a spontaneous writer with a passion against injustice. In fact, he deliberately set out to write concretely and sensuously about himself in order to understand his mid-life nervous breakdown and to write about his generation as a way of explaining the underlying causes of the Spanish Civil War. With acute psychological insight, this self-taught boy from the slums, who left school at age 13, drew a unique portrait of Spanish society in the early 20th century. Barea's trilogy, The Forging of a Rebel was well received by George Orwell: "An excellent book...Senor Barea is one of the most valuable of the literary acquisitions that England has made as a result of Fascist persecution;" and from Gabriel Garcia Marquez: "One of the best novels written in Spanish." Barea is unusual in that he was one of the first Spanish working-class writers, one of the first autobiographers in Spain, and someone who published mainly in English, even though all his attention was focused on Spain. In this groundbreaking biography - now available in paperback - author Michael Eaude revisits Barea's writing qualities and deficiencies in the context of stimulating intersections of literature and politics, and of Spain and England. He evaluates all Barea's major works, including: The Track, the story of Barea's time as a sergeant during the 1920s colonial war in Morocco * The Forge, the story of city and country, school and work, in the first years of the 20th century, told through the eyes of a child * The Clash, the story of Barea's experience as a censor during the Civil War * The Broken Root, his last novel, about exile and an imagined return to Madrid * his short stories and essays. Eaude also puts into perspective Barea's more than 800 talks for the BBC, and rebuts the slanders that Barea did not write his own books.

A New History of Ireland

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A New History of Ireland by W. E. Vaughan,Theodore William Moody,Francis X. Martin,William Edward Vaughan,Francis John Byrne Book Summary:

A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VI opens with a character study of the period, followed by ten chapters of narrative history, and a study of Ireland in 1914. It includes further chapters on the economy, literature, the Irish language, music, arts, education, administration and the public service, and emigration.