2017 saw Catalonia come under the world’s spotlight as it again fought for independence and the preservation and protection of its unique Catalan culture. Answering the questions and complications behind the fight for Catalonian Independence, this talk is a guide to the region’s political, historical and cultural issues. For the lay person as well as the expert, it takes the reader through the rich history of Catalonia – its language, culture and political background – to the present day, covering defining eras of the region from Franco’s dictatorship to the 2017 independence referendum and elections.
Chris will also look at what could happen now, in Catalonia and in Spain, following the impasse between the two countries.
Chris Bambery wrote Catalonia Reborn with George Kerevan. His People’s History of Scotland has just been republished in a revised edition.
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