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Catalunya, One Nation, Two States

Few historians and fewer lay people know that the first feudal constitution to recognize equality between the burghers and nobles was established in 1150 in Catalunya, sixty-five years before the signing of the Magna Carta in England. In the fifteenth century the Corts of Barcelona (a legislative body) established the principle of a "limited" monarchy obliged to govern according to laws, while guarding a degree of royal power.  These facts lie at the foundation of a culture of nonviolent resistance to assimilation that has been used to combat state power in France and Spain ever since.
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Contents: Preface Prelude The How and Why of This Book Framing the Study The People of Cerbere Speak The People of Portbou Speak A New Direction The State of Culture in Roussillon Northern Catalans Speak Language and Identity on the Horns of a Dilema

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ALEXANDER ALLAND, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Columbia University, US.


"This gracefully written ethnography of two adjacent Catalan towns - one in France and one in Spain - is suffused with the often poignant voices in three languages of people on both sides of the border. Only rarely has an anthropological community study been employed so effectively to shed light on state policies, the politics of language, and macro-level processes of ethnic, regional and national identity formation." - Marc Edelman, Professor of Anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

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