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The Resource Barcelona, Gary McDonogh, Sergi Martínez-Rigol

Barcelona, Gary McDonogh, Sergi Martínez-Rigol

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Barcelona
Title
Barcelona
Statement of responsibility
Gary McDonogh, Sergi Martínez-Rigol
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Barcelona" is the second book in Polity's exciting new "Cities in World History" series, which provides the general reader and traveller with historically informed companions to the world's greatest cities. These new books bridge the gap between guide and history by offering concise and accessible accounts written by some of the world's leading historians. Barcelona has existed as a settlement for two millennia. Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Franks shaped (and sometimes destroyed) the city before it achieved, in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, global power as a trading metropolis and capital of the Aragonese-Catalan Empire. After a long period of struggle with the unifying Spanish state in the early modern period, the city revived in the 18th and 19th centuries as an industrial and commercial powerhouse. It became a centre of culture, ornamented by modern planning and wondrous works by Gaudi, Picasso, Miro and others. At the same time, Barcelona became known as the rose of fire : home to revolutionaries and anarchists. Creativity and conflict continued to shape Barcelona in the 20th century, as its citizens faced the Spanish Republic, Civil War and Franco's dictatorship before the large-scale revitalisation of the city following the 1992 Olympics. As McDonogh and Martínez-Rigol link complex social and cultural currents to the rich architectural and experiential heritage of this multi-layered city, modern-day Barcelona reveals depths and surprises to visitors and residents alike"--
  • "Barcelona has existed as a settlement for two millennia. As McDonogh and Martínez-Rigol link complex social and cultural currents to the rich architectural and experiential heritage of this multi-layered city, modern-day Barcelona reveals depths and surprises to visitors and residents alike"--
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McDonogh, Gary W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Martínez Rigol, Sergi
Series statement
Cities in world history
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  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Barcelona (Spain)
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Barcelona, Gary McDonogh, Sergi Martínez-Rigol
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Evolution of a Mediterranean City ( -1000 CE) -- Barcelona the Capital (1000-1500) -- Decline and Renewal (1500-1800) -- The Industrial City (1800-1900) -- The Exploding Metropolis (1900-1939) -- Barcelona Under Franco (1939-1970s) -- Barcelona Today and Tomorrow (1970s- )
Control code
on1023079871
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780745670690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023079871
Label
Barcelona, Gary McDonogh, Sergi Martínez-Rigol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Evolution of a Mediterranean City ( -1000 CE) -- Barcelona the Capital (1000-1500) -- Decline and Renewal (1500-1800) -- The Industrial City (1800-1900) -- The Exploding Metropolis (1900-1939) -- Barcelona Under Franco (1939-1970s) -- Barcelona Today and Tomorrow (1970s- )
Control code
on1023079871
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780745670690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023079871

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