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Barcelona

Author: Gary McDonogh
Publisher: Newark : Polity Press, 2019.
Series: Cities in World History Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barcelona has existed as a settlement for two millennia. Early civilizations shaped the city before it achieved, in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, global power as a trading metropolis and empire capital. After a long struggle with the unifying Spanish state, the city revived, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as an industrial and commercial powerhouse. It became a center of culture, ornamented by modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDonogh, Gary.
Barcelona.
Newark : Polity Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary McDonogh
ISBN: 9781509511044 1509511040
OCLC Number: 1089595529
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Map of Barcelona; Introduction; Notes; 1 The Evolution of a Mediterranean City (to 1000 CE); Defining the Mediterranean; Humans on the Pla de Barcelona; Barcelona as a Roman City; Christianity, Invasions and Fragmentation; Islamic Barcelona and Catalonia; Building a City, a Territory and an Empire; Conclusions; Notes; 2 Barcelona the Capital (1000-1500); Centuries of Expansion and Change; The Holy City: Roman Catholicism and Judaism; Jewish Barcelona: The Other Holy City; Sites of Civil Power; The People of the City: The Raval and the Ribera Language, Art and Culture of a Global CapitalMaking Sense of the Rise and Fall of the City; Notes; 3 Decline and Renewal (1500-1800); The Political and Social Panorama of a "Widowed" City; 1714: The Second Rebellion and its Aftermath; After 1714: The Re-birth of an Economic Hub; After 1714: The Re-Emergent Modern City; Conclusion: The Fall and Rise of Barcelona; Notes; 4 The Industrial City (1800-1900); Barcelona in Nineteenth-Century Spain and Europe; Industrialization and Growth; Transforming the Material City; La Renaixença: Language, Culture and Consciousness The Exposition of 1888: Celebration and ContradictionNotes; 5 The Exploding Metropolis (1900-1939); Reading the City from Above: From Triumphant Catalanism to Centralist Dictatorship; Reading the City from Below: From the City of the Bombs to Death in the Streets; The Face of the City: Toward a New Barcelona; The Second Spanish Republic in Barcelona; The War in Barcelona 1936-1939; Notes; 6 Barcelona under Franco (1939-1970s); The Years of Hunger, 1939-1949; Transformations: The 1950s; The 1960s: An Explosive Decade; The 1970s: The End of an Era; Notes 7 Barcelona Today and Tomorrow (1970s- )Envisioning a New Barcelona; From 1986 to the Olympics: Realizing the Global City; After the Olympics: From Model to Brand ... (1994-2004); From 2004 Onward ... ; Notes; Selected Sources; Chronology; Before Christian Era; Christian Era; Credits; Index; End User License Agreement
Series Title: Cities in World History Ser.

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Barcelona has existed as a settlement for two millennia. Early civilizations shaped the city before it achieved, in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, global power as a trading metropolis and empire capital. After a long struggle with the unifying Spanish state, the city revived, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as an industrial and commercial powerhouse. It became a center of culture, ornamented by modern planning and wondrous works by GaudI and others. Barcelona became known as "The Rose of Fire": home to revolutionaries and anarchists. Creativity and conflict continued to shape Barcelona in the twentieth century, as its citizens faced the Spanish Republic, Civil War and Franco's dictatorship. Linking social and cultural currents to the rich architectural and experiential heritage of this multi-layered city, McDonogh and MartInez-Rigol reveal Barcelona's hidden history to modern-day visitors and residents alike.

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