Elliot Fernandez

Middle Ages History of Catalonia

The history of Catalonia in the Middle Ages includes a long and diverse stage. Following the traditional canons, the Middle Age began in 417 with the disappearance of the Roman Empire of the West and ended in 1492 with the discovery of America, but in Catalonia these dates are a little different.
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 2022-09-20

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Late Antiquity in Catalonia: Visigoths, Muslims and Carolingians

The territory of present-day Catalonia was in pre-feudal times a land of conquest by different civilizations and cultures. Visigoths, Muslims and Franks occupied the country over several centuries.

The franks counties in the Spanish Marche. The county institution and its territorial projection

From the year 759 the Franks began the conquest of the territories occupied by the Muslims. From then on, the Hispanic Brand is created.

Economy and pre-feudal society in Catalan county Pre-feudal

Catalonia was an agricultural and pastoral society where peasants owned large tracts of land in the hands of counts, bishops and priors of monasteries.

The role of the Church. The ecclesiastical territorial organization (IX-XI centuries)