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On September 11, 2012, on Catalonia’s National Day, 1.5 million people from all over Catalonia marched peacefully and joyfully through the streets of Barcelona, behind a single placard: Catalonia: New State in Europe. Fifteen days later, President Artur Mas called snap elections for the Parliament of Catalonia, in order to hold a referendum that would let the people of Catalonia decide their own future. The rest of the world and even Spain were...
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Overview

On September 11, 2012, on Catalonia’s National Day, 1.5 million people from all over Catalonia marched peacefully and joyfully through the streets of Barcelona, behind a single placard: Catalonia: New State in Europe. Fifteen days later, President Artur Mas called snap elections for the Parliament of Catalonia, in order to hold a referendum that would let the people of Catalonia decide their own future. The rest of the world and even Spain were caught by surprise, but the events unfolding in Barcelona have been a long time coming.



In this new book, 35 experts explore Catalonia’s history, economics, politics, language, and culture, in order to explain to the rest of the world the fascinating story behind the march, the new legislature, and the upcoming vote on whether Catalonia will become the next new state in Europe.



With a prologue by Artur Mas, President of Catalonia, and contributions from: Ignasi Aragay • Laia Balcells • Germà Bel • Laura Borràs • Alfred Bosch • Núria Bosch • Roger Buch i Ros • Joan Canadell • Pau Canaleta • Salvador Cardús • Muriel Casals • Andreu Domingo • Carme Forcadell Lluís • Josep Maria Ganyet • Salvador Garcia-Ruiz • Àlex Hinojo • Edward Hugh • Oriol Junqueras • M. Carme Junyent • J.C. Major • Pere Mayans Balcells • Josep M. Muñoz • Mary Ann Newman • Elisenda Paluzie • Vicent Partal • Cristina Perales-García • Eva Piquer • Enric Pujol Casademont ¶ Marta Rovira-Martínez • Vicent Sanchis • Xavier Solano • Miquel Strubell • Matthew Tree • Ramon Tremosa • F. Xavier Vila
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"Thematically, this is a broad and diverse assemblage of treatments evaluating the possible economic, political, cultural and educational ramifications of Catalonia's secession from Spain ... The essays amassed are lively, lucid and provocatively puckish, as well as edifying ... this collection is packed with a college course's worth of interesting information ... an estimable addition to an increasingly tempestuous debate." —Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016183350
  • Publisher: Catalonia Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 518,291
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Liz Castro, the editor, is a bestselling computer book author and publisher of books in English about Catalonia. She has divided her time between Barcelona and Massachusetts since 1987. She tweets about Catalan news and ebooks on Twitter (@lizcastro), and writes for several blogs: Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis (http://www.pigsgourdsandwikis.com), News Catalonia (http://www.newscatalonia.com), and in Catalan at http://http://blocs.mesvilaweb.cat/lizcastro
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    I've read this book and I classify it as a very interesting one.

    I've read this book and I classify it as a very interesting one. 
    It transmits the feelings of a society, of a nation, that wants to be free.
    I strongly recommend the book to anyone who wants to learn about Catalans' current situation 
    and their wishes for their own future.

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