Boundaries: The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees

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University of California Press, 1989 - History - 351 pages
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"Brilliant. . . . This fascinating exploration through three centuries of the frontier is rounded off with a perceptive and balanced appraisal of the nature of national identity within the context of the Pyrenees. . . . A study which is exciting, learned, and thought-provoking, a splendid example of interdisciplinary history at its best." Times Literary Supplement"
 

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Contents

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
Bibliography
319
Other Sources Cited
326
Index
347
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Sahlins is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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