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The Wreck of CataloniaCivil War in the Fifteenth Century$
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Alan Ryder

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207367

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.001.0001

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The Violence of an Urban and Rural Aristocracy

The Violence of an Urban and Rural Aristocracy

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(p.61) 8 The Violence of an Urban and Rural Aristocracy
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The Wreck of Catalonia
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Alan Ryder

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0008

This chapter focuses on conflicts in the lesser towns and cities that lent crucial weight to the forces that were tearing Catalonia apart. The example of Girona illustrates the condition of these smaller urban centres. Girona was in a state of violent social unrest orchestrated by factions (bandols) for whom control of the municipality represented both an object and an instrument of their rivalry.

Keywords:   Catalonia, Girona, social unrest, towns, cities, electoral system, municipality

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