Refer la memòria

Refer la memòria

Author: Oriol Bohigas

Publisher: RBA Libros

Published: 2014-05-29

Total Pages: 804

ISBN-13: 8482646818

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Combat d'incerteses (1989), Dit o fet (1992) i Passar comptes (2012) són els tres volums, entre el dietari i les memòries, en què Oriol Bohigas ha desgranat la seva experiència i comentari de l'actualitat al llarg dels anys. Amb l'aparença formal de dietaris, els llibres de Bohigas parteixen de l'apunt de l'actualitat, però sovint reculen a moments i experiències del passat. Així, dels dos primers llibres, escrits als anys vuitanta, Combat d'incerteses se centra en els anys d'infantesa i joventut, i Dit o fet, comprèn l'època de la maduresa. Passar comptes, escrit entre 2007 i el 2012, reprèn l'activitat memorialística de l'autor vint anys després.


The Wreck of Catalonia

The Wreck of Catalonia

Author: Alan Ryder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2007-06-28

Total Pages: 297

ISBN-13: 0199207364

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This is the story of the disaster which befell Catalonia in the fifteenth century. A society already destabilised by rural and urban conflict was driven into civil war by the uncompromising nature of its oligarchies defending the status quo, and an alien monarch resolved to bend them to his will. How that blind, aged ruler overcame the patriotic fervour whipped up by his adversaries in ten years of fighting is a major theme of the book. The material devastation inflicted onCatalonia, together with the long-lasting psychological humiliation brought about by its incorporation in the new Spanish state of Fernando and Isabel, has meant that for centuries Catalans have been struggling to undo that outcome.


Ideology in the Middle Ages

Ideology in the Middle Ages

Author: Flocel Sabaté

Publisher: ARC Humanities Press

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781641892605

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This highly interdisciplinary volume, with a focus on southern European case studies, sets out to illuminate medieval thought, and to consider how the underlying values of the Middle Ages exerted significant influence in medieval society in the West.


Muslims in Spain, 1492-1814

Muslims in Spain, 1492-1814

Author: Eloy Martín-Corrales

Publisher: BRILL

Published: 2020-12-15

Total Pages: 699

ISBN-13: 9004443762

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In Muslims in Spain, 1492-1814: Living and Negotiating in the Land of the Infidel, Eloy Martín-Corrales surveys Hispano-Muslim relations from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, a period of chronic hostilities. Nonetheless there were thousands of Muslims in Spain at that time: ambassadors, exiles, merchants, converts, and travelers. Their negotiating strategies, and the necessary support they found on both shores of the Mediterranean prove that relations between Spaniards and Muslims were based on reasons of state and on a pragmatism that generated intense political and economic ties.These increased enormously after the peace treaties that Spain signed with Muslim countries between 1767 and 1791.


A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year

Author: Miquel Parets

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1991

Total Pages: 198

ISBN-13:

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Rumors that plague had entered Barcelona's poorest quarter started circulating shortly after the New Year of 1651, but local officials hesitated to impose a full quarantine on the city. Within months the number of sick in the pesthouse had swelled to 4,000, and thousands more had fled the city. By the time the plague abated in September, at least 15,000 Barcelonans had died. This book is a translation of the 1651 journal of Miquel Parets, a Barcelona tanner who set out, like the protagonist of Camus' The Plague, "to state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence." His journal is rich with the details of life during the epidemic, including accounts of prisoners who escaped from jail by claiming they had the disease; of priests hearing confessions with a torch held between them and the sick to avoid contagion; and of people desperately seeking wetnurses for children after their mothers had died. Unlike other accounts, which depict local authorities as the bulwark of enlightened authority amid a sea of popular superstition, Parets accuses the local elite of negligence, selfishness, and abuse of authority during the contagion. His journal is notable both for its non-elite perspective and for its emotional quality--especially in the moving passage wherein the tanner recounts the death of his wife and three of their children. Amelang introduces the journal, illustrating the unique place of the work in the plague literature, and supplies notes and commentaries that clarify the historical context for the contemporary reader. Also included is a helpful appendix of excerpts from other popular plague texts.


The Office of Ceremonies and Advancement in Curial Rome, 1466–1528

The Office of Ceremonies and Advancement in Curial Rome, 1466–1528

Author: Jennifer Mara DeSilva

Publisher: BRILL

Published: 2022-02-07

Total Pages: 266

ISBN-13: 9004506993

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This study explores the careers of Agostino Patrizi, Johann Burchard, and Paris de’ Grassi, who served in Rome’s Office of Ceremonies (c.1466-1528). Amid heightened competition, their diverse strategies achieved personal and institutional successes and lasting impacts on the Catholic Church.


Cultural Organizations, Networks and Mediators in Contemporary Ibero-America

Cultural Organizations, Networks and Mediators in Contemporary Ibero-America

Author: Diana Roig-Sanz

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2020-01-03

Total Pages: 301

ISBN-13: 1000769038

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This book proposes an innovative conceptual framework to explore cultural organizations at a multilateral level and cultural mediators as key figures in cultural and institutionalization processes. Specifically, it analyzes the role of Ibero-American mediators in the institutionalization of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures in the first half of the 20th century by means of two institutional networks: PEN (the non-governmental writer’s association) and the International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation (predecessor to UNESCO). Attempting to combine cultural and global history, sociology, and literary studies, the book uses an analytical focus on intercultural networks and cultural transfer to investigate the multiple activities and roles that these mediators and cultural organizations set in motion. Literature has traditionally studied major figures and important centers of cultural production, but other regions and localities also played a crucial role in the development of intellectual cooperation. This book reappraises the place of Ibero-America in international cultural relations and retrieves the lost history of key secondary actors. The book will appeal to scholars from international relations, global and cultural history, sociology, postcolonial Studies, world and comparative literature, and New Hispanisms. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429299407, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula

A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula

Author: Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

Published: 2010-05-26

Total Pages: 766

ISBN-13: 9027288399

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A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula is the second comparative history of a new subseries with a regional focus, published by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. As its predecessor for East-Central Europe, this two-volume history distances itself from traditional histories built around periods and movements, and explores, from a comparative viewpoint, a space considered to be a powerful symbol of inter-literary relations. Both the geographical pertinence and its symbolic condition are obviously discussed, when not even contested. Written by an international team of researchers who are specialists in the field, this history is the first attempt at applying a comparative approach to the plurilingual and multicultural literatures in the Iberian Peninsula. The aim of comprehensiveness is abandoned in favor of a diverse and extensive array of key issues for a comparative agenda. A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula undermines the primacy claimed for national and linguistic boundaries, and provides a geo-cultural account of literary inter-systems which cannot otherwise be explained.