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Historia, manipulacja i trauma
History, Manipulation and Trauma

Catalonia: A Case History

Author(s): Filip Kubiaczyk
Subject(s): History, Comparative history, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Modern Age, 18th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Catalonia; Spain; Catalan nationalism; history; manipulation;trauma effect;
Summary/Abstract: The author undertakes an analysis of the narrative of Catalonia’s past, in particular where it concerns its relations with Spain which, in the Catalan discourse, happen to be presented in a way that moulds historical awareness of Catalans in terms of injustices the nation has suffered. Focusing on “victimhood” makes it possible to forge a sense of community by celebrating historical trauma. Consequently, we are dealing not so much with history as critical reflection on the past, but with a history of memory. This book sets out to show how the landmarks of Catalan history – the defeat of 1714 in particular – became a salient interpretive trope which, having assumed the shape of a spectre of the past that haunts the Catalan community, dictates how that past should be remembered and perceived.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-3906-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-3905-5
  • Page Count: 518
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish