AC Affairs

Catalan in mass communication

With the advance of Franco’s troops – in 1936 they occupied the Balearics, in 1938 Lleida and in 1939 the rest of the Principality – the process of cultural normalisation and democratisation was cut short.

The Civil War had grave consequences for the culture of the region. The first act of the rebel troops was that they barged into a city, burnt the books of private libraries and commercial editors in Catalan or turned them into paper pulp…


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