In marca hispanica (trips one, two, three, four and five)

Something I should have done some considerable time ago, an index page for the posts I’ve written about my travels to Catalonia as medieval historian. The first trip recorded here was done in March of 2008 with my then-partner cheerfully serving as driver, the second in January 2009 with my pre-teen son in tow, the third solo and wheels-less in May 2011, the fourth similarly for two days only in May 2013 and the fifth, no more extended or enabled, in December 2014. More will doubtless follow!

Trip the First

Here a grateful nod of acknowledgement to Professor Steve Muhlberger, who got tired of waiting for me to mount some kind of index to the posts for this trip and did so himself here; I’ve been linking to that since then and it is long past time it was relieved. Thankyou, Steve! The actual posts were:

  1. In marca hispanica I: Girona
  2. In marca hispanica II: Barcelona from Romans to Gaudí
  3. In marca hispanica III: cartoon nationalism
  4. In marca hispanica IV: Sacalm and Tona and nationalist sentiment 889-2008
  5. In marca hispanica V: Vic, charters, cathedrals, metal bishops and stone slabs
  6. In marca hispanica VI: Plana de Gurb (but not the castle)
  7. In marca hispanica VII: Besalú and its rainy gardens
  8. In marca hispanica VIII: pilgrimage to see Emma
  9. In marca hispanica IX: actual charter scholarship

Trip the Second

  1. In marca hispanica X: Been to Barcelona
  2. In marca hispanica XXI: the palace of Saint Stephen, and others, considerably out of order as you can tell but from this trip

Trip the Third

  1. In marca hispanica XI: climbing castles, in which I finally got to the Castell de Gurb
  2. In marca hispanica XII: do not walk whole valley at once, on a slightly disastrous visit to Vallfogona
  3. In marca hispanica XIII: more stones than parchment, I (Santa Maria de Ripoll)
  4. In marca hispanica XIV: l’Esquerda, city of helpful archæologists
  5. In marca hispanica XV: gratuitous Carolingian church sidetrack, a short diversion to Sant Esteve de Tavèrnoles
  6. In marca hispanica XVI: the actual research target, on Sant Pere de Casserres
  7. In marca hispanica XVII: hidden temples and empty palaces, on Vic
  8. In marca hispanica XVIII: more stones than parchment II (Sant Pere de Vilamajor)
  9. In marca hispanica XIX: a dead count’s church in the Barri Gòtic, on Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona
  10. In marca hispanica XX: actual archive stuff, on a visit to the Archivo de la Corona de Aragón and the fruits thereof

Trip the Fourth

  1. In marca hispanica XXII: how hard can it be to get at an actual charter?, on the Archivo again and the difference in accessibility between it and other archives in Barcelona
  2. In marca hispanica XXIII: a walk across Barcelona, on the journey between the Archivo and another archive in Barcelona…
  3. In marca hispanica XXIV: still welcome in Vic, on archive access and unexpected giants back in Vic

Trip the Fifth

  1. In Marca Hispanica XXV: la meva primera adreça publica en català, a trip to Barcelona to make a speech in the local language, quite the challenge
  2. In Marca Hispanica XXVI: in, but not inside, Montserrat, an attempt to gain access to the monastic archive completely waylaid by scenery
  3. In Marca Hispanica XXVII: a bigger castle than usual, on a brief and only partly successful visit to the Castell de Montjuïc in Barcelona

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