The Catalan nation and identity throughout history
/ Àngel Casals, Giovanni C. Cattini (eds.)
Bern : Peter Lang, 2020
357 p. ; 23 cm (Identities
The present book is a complex approach to the elements that built the Catalan national identity, which can only be analyzed through its complexity and longue duree historical times. Regarding medieval and early modern centuries, the territorial construction, law and state are presented, along with the complexity added by the appearance of composite monarchies in the 16th century, and taking into account the significance of constructing a literary and historiographic tradition to define national character. Regarding modern centuries, the authors do not ignore the importance of socioeconomic dimensions in a very complex diversity which flows both in the intellectual and political world and in the dissemination of identity through the mass media in an international level as well. (Editorial).