Boundaries: The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees

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University of California Press, 1989 - 376 páginas
This book is an account of two dimension of state and nation building in France and Spain since the seventeenth century--the invention of a national boundary line and the making of Frenchmen and Spaniards. It is also a history of Catalan rural society in the Cerdanya, a valley in the eastern Pyrenees divided between Spain and France in 1659. This study shuttles between two levels, between the center and the periphery. It connects the "macroscopic" political and diplomatic history of France and Spain, from the Old Regime monarchies to the national territorial states of the later nineteenth century; and the "molecular" history--the historical ethnography--of Catalan village communities, rural nobles, and peasants in the borderland. On the frontier, these two histories come together, and they can be told as one.
 

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Introduction
1
The Treaty of the Pyrenees and the Division of the Cerdanya
25
The Frontiers of the Old Regime State
61
Resistance and Identity under the Old Regime
103
Community Class and Nation in the EighteenthCentury Borderland
133
The French Revolution
168
Territory and Identity During the Spanish Crises 18081840
198
The Treaties of Bayonne and the Delimitation of the Boundary
238
Conclusion Identity and CounterIdentity
267
States and Nations since 1868
279
Texts of the Division of the Cerdanya 16591660 and 1868
299
Population Marriage and Property between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries
305
Other Sources Cited
325
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Peter Sahlins is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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