Elliot Fernandez

History of Catalonia (from Ancient Age to 1980)

Course of 30 articles that reviews the history of Catalonia from its origins to the present.
Elliot Fernandez
Elliot Fernandez
He has a degree in History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009) and a Master's in World History from Pompeu Fabra University (2011).
Post on 2019-05-24 | Updated on 2022-09-23

Articles in preparation:

From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity in Catalonia

The origins of Catalonia as a political entity cannot be the subject of an exact dating. During the Bronze Age and until Late Antiquity, various peoples, indigenous and foreign, lived in the territories that make up Catalonia today: Iberians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs.

The formation of the Catalan Counties within the Hispanic Brand

The creation of the Hispanic Brand and the formation of the first Catalan counties, a story starring Charlemagne and Counts Guifré and Borrell II.

Feudal revolution in the Catalan counties (XI-XII centuries)

Feudalization was made possible, in large part, by economic growth that allowed the powerful to appropriate the productive surplus of the rural sector.

Territorial and economic expansion of the Crown of Aragon

The 13th and 14th centuries are the period of great territorial and maritime expansion of the Crown of Aragon through the conquest and colonization of new lands, on the peninsula and in the Mediterranean.

The New Plant of 1716: Bourbon Absolutism

With the defeat of the Austrian side in the War of Succession of 1701-1714, the government of the new Bourbon dynasty in the form of Felipe IV was established in the Principality of Catalonia.