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Catalonia [electronic resource] : a cultural history / Michael Eaude.

Author/Creator:
Eaude, Michael.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (302 p.)
Series:
Landscapes of the imagination.
Landscapes of the imagination
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Subjects:
Catalonia (Spain) -- Civilization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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 it 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 Series) and Poblet and Santes Creus monasteries. He tells the stories of several of Catalonia's gr
Contents:
Birth and rebirth of a nation
The first town in Spain (Portbou)
Mediterranean : the center of the earth (Tarragona)
Romanesque Catalonia : the Pyrenees
Glory and rapine : Poblet and Athens
The poet-priest and the indiano (Verdaguer)
The Lancashire of Spain : Gaudí and Güell, Geniuses
Fleeing the straight and narrow : Gaudí and Reus
Modern painting : Rusiñol at Sitges (Picasso)
The terminal beach : Salvador Dalí
Feet rooted to the red earth : Joan Miró
I Come from a silence : Raimon
Tourism and war
The sweaty groin, Barcelona's Raval
The Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
Mass migration and mass tourism : Lloret
Plain and river. Lleida and the Ebro
The anarchist dream : George Orwell
The landscape in the pot
Cradle and refuge : FC Barcelona.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
1-283-12121-2
9786613121219
0-19-804392-9
OCLC:
729246403