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Spanish Identity in the Age of Nations

Jose Alvarez-Junco

Abstract

First published in Spanish in 2001, this book is a study of the development of Spanish national identity (‘the idea of Spain’) from the end of the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. It breaks away from an academic obsession with the sub-nationalism of Catalonia and the Basque Country to examine the predominant form of national consciousness, against which they reacted. The book traces the emergence and evolution of an initial collective identity within the Iberian Peninsula from the Middle Ages to the end of the ancien regime based on the Catholic religion, loyalty to the Crown and Empire. ... More

Keywords: Spanish national identity, idea of Spain, sub-nationalism, Catalonia, Basque Country, national consciousness, collective identity, Iberian Peninsula, Middle Ages, ancien regime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719075797
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075797.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jose Alvarez-Junco, author