History of Europe with Alex Mostaslavski: Spain, France, Pyrenees

Lleida: history

The history of Lleida (sp. Lérida) has evolved around the hill of la Seu, since it has always been the place where the representative infrastructures of the social control power have been located: the Andalusian fortress (La Suda) and the mosque, and later the cathedral (La Seu Vella). The hill was, moreover, a good defense place …

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The University of Cervera – the erection Royal Decree was signed on October 14, 1717

The University of Cervera

CHRONOLOGY CHARACTERISTICS

1717- Royal Decree of Erection of the University
1728 – First statutes
1730- The Santa Seu recognizes the university studies of Cervera
1765- The University loses the monopoly of its studies
1809-1814- Closure of the University due to the French War
1820-1823- University closure due to the liberal uprising
1842 – Final transfer of the …

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Cardona – one of the main strongholds of independence of Catalonia

Cardona – one of the main strongholds of independence of Catalonia

For centuries, Cardona played a leading social and political role that left a legacy of monumentality and grandeur in general, which is especially valuable and attractive to current residents of the city and its tourists.

The first documented mention of Cardona is dated April …

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History of Europe with Alex Mostaslavski: Spain, France, Pyrenees

During the Catalan wars, Solsona never took the side of the Spanish crown but always lost

Solsona (cat. Solsona): in the times of the ancient Romans, this settlement was called Setelisis, then the Visigoths, like many other place names, added the suffix “- one” to it: this is how Celson appeared. The period of Saracens’ dominion, judging by the lack of historical evidence, passed unnoticed and lasted for a couple of …

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Languedoc’s history: Toulouse’s powerful county and the war with the Cathars

Languedoc’s peculiarities include the fact that its inhabitants managed to keep their language. French became the official language in France in 1539. Local dialects began to die out in all regions of the kingdom as a result. Languedoc’s inhabitants were the only ones who managed to preserve their language. About 8 million people speak Occitan …

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