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By Helena Miguélez-Carballeira

Of the entire differentiated areas comprising modern Spain, Galicia is most likely the main deeply marked through political, financial and cultural inequities in the course of the centuries. very likely as a result of absence of a nationally acutely aware neighborhood bourgeoisie and the enduringly colonial constructions informing Spanish-Galician fiscal and cultural relatives, strategies of nationwide development within the area were patchily profitable. besides the fact that, Galicia's cultural distinctness is definitely recognisable to the observer, from the language spoken within the region---the modern variation of previous Galician-Portuguese---to the explicit kinds of the Galician outfitted panorama, with its certain mix of indigenous, imported and hybrid components. the current quantity bargains English-language readers an in-depth advent to the vital facets of Galician cultural background, from pre-historical occasions to the current day. while realization is given to the conventional parts of medieval tradition, language, modern background and politics, the publication additionally privileges compelling modern views on cinema, structure, town of Santiago de Compostela and the city characteristics of Galician tradition this present day. Helena Miguélez-Carballeira is a Senior Lecturer in Hispanic reports at Bangor college, and Director of the Centre for Galician stories in Wales

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Yet concentrated pockets of artistic promotion still functioned and enjoyed a certain degree of dynamism, even if their activity has not always been sufficiently acknowledged. Among these, the regions owned by the Counts of Andrade or the areas of Compostela and Mondoñedo stand out as centres for written culture, which were by that time in open competition with the prestige acquired by Castilian as the promoted language for scientific, judicial and historical inquiry. While Galician kept a vital presence as a vehicle for literary and administrative writing until the second half of the fifteenth century, Castilian progressively gained ground in these and other areas (Mariño Paz 1998: 185; Monteagudo 1999: 124–5).

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This work stems from the amalgamation of two Castilian histories, translated piecemeal: the Alphonsine work Crónica General and the Crónica de Castilla to which assorted materials were added. Among these we find a passage of the Crónica de Fernando III, also in Castilian. The result is an account of the Castilian-Leonese monarchs from Ramiro I (842–50) to Fernando III (1217–52), transmitted by MS BNM 8817, while a second version (MS 2497 in Salamanca University Library) simply reproduces a relatively short section of the Crónica xeral.

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