The Origins of Catalan Nationalism, 1770-1898

Smith, Angel
Date published: 
March 2014

Beginning with an analysis of Catalonia's integration within the Spanish nation-building project between from 1770, and following the growing tensions between both the Spanish state and its allies and Catalan social, cultural and political elites, this book focuses on the reasons behind the rise of Catalan nationalism in the late nineteenth century. The events culminated in the late 1880s when a political and cultural movement emerged which affirmed that Catalonia was a separate nation and that it should therefore gave a high degree of political autonomy from Spain.