A fascinating interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain.
Over the course of an hour Simon covered the history of Catalonia from it’s beginnings to the present day
A history lesson bringing the struggles and triumphs to life.
The book on which the interview is based ‘Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective’
How much does the world know about Catalonia and its role as a great medieval empire and one of Europe’s first nation states? In Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective author Simon Harris takes the reader through 1,000 years of Catalan history focusing on the Principality’s often difficult relationship with Castile-dominated Spain. This insightful and balanced history gives an insider’s background to the current political situation and why Catalonia is engaged in a process for deciding whether it wants to be independent from Spain.
I have lived in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, since 1988, where I have had a career as a minor rock star and then a university-level teacher of English and translator. My main writing topics are Catalan history, language and culture. I had my first book Going Native in Catalonia published by Native Spain in 2008 and self-published Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective in late 2014
The replay is here