Catalonia: A Cultural History


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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 ...

Catalonia: A Cultural History 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195327977


Catalonia: A Cultural History 2007, Signal Books Ltd, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781904955320

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