The Origins of Catalan Nationalism, 1770-1898

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Springer, Mar 26, 2014 - History - 304 pages
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This book looks at the reasons behind the emergence of a Catalan nationalist movement from the late 1880s, one of the most important developments that took place in nineteenth-century Spain, with the 'Catalan question' thereafter never far from the centre of the Spanish political stage.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Catalonia from the Ancien Régime to Liberalism
8
2 Catalonia in the Spanish NationBuilding Project 181568
39
3 Liberalism Romanticism and the Consolidation of a Cultural Catalan Identity 181574
70
4 Centralization Decentralization and the Construction of a Catalan Political Regionalism 181574
98
5 The Catalan Haute Bourgeoisie and the State 187598
129
6 The Travails of Liberal Catalanism 187598
152
7 The Church the Right and the Forging of a Catalan Nationalist Movement 187598
182
Conclusions
214
Notes
223
Bibliography
264
Index
289
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Angel Smith is Reader in Modern Spanish History at the University of Leeds, UK. He has worked predominately in the areas of Spanish labour and social history and national identities and nationalisms in Spain. His most recent works are The Agony of Spanish Liberalism: From Revolution to Dictatorship, 1913–23 (edited with Francisco J. Romero Salvadó), Historical Dictionary of Spain, 2nd ed. (2009) and Anarchism, Revolution and Reaction: Catalan Labour and the Crisis of the Spanish State, 1898–1923 (2007)..

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